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Dr Rimona Weil
Appointment
  • Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellow
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography
I graduated from Downing College, Cambridge in 1998 and went on to study medicine at University College London, qualifying in 2001. My PhD research examined the integration of visual signals in the healthy and damaged brain and was undertaken at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL.  Since that time, I have trained as a clinical neurologist at the Royal Free Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. I currently hold a UCL Excellence Fellowship that allows me to combine clinical neurology with neuroscience research. 
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Research Summary
My research explores the changes in visual perception that take place in Parkinson’s disease. I use a combination of psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques such as functional MRI and magnetoencephalography in patients with sporadic and genetic forms of Parkinson’s to understand where and how visual processing goes wrong in different forms of Parkinson’s disease.
Academic Background
2004 MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians – Clinical Medicine Royal College of Physicians
2001 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery University College London
1998 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Pathology and Immunology University of Cambridge
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