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Dr Diego Jimenez Jimenez
Appointment
  • Research Fellow
  • Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy
  • UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
Biography

Dr Diego Jiménez-Jiménez graduated with a first-class degree in Medicine from “Universidad Central del Ecuador” in 2009. He worked in Neurosurgery from the Teaching Hospital Ambato and received a prestigious scholarship from the Ecuadorian government in 2011. Following completion of MSc in epilepsy with a distinction, Diego was awarded a PhD in clinical Neurosciences both from Kings College London (KCL) in 2012 and 2016, respectively. The title of his PhD thesis was "The pathophysiology of seizure onset in human focal epilepsy and its relevance to epilepsy surgery".


Research Summary

Whilst working as a research fellow at KCL and King’s College Hospital (KCH) until 2018, Diego gained valuable experience in recording and analysis of scalp electroencephalography (EEG), stereo EEG, invasive presurgical assessment, invasive and non-invasive brain stimulation and intracranial EEG recordings simultaneous with micro electrodes. He applied a variety of neuromodulation techniques; such as, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), sub-acute cortical electrical stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) corregistered with EEG (TMS-EEG) for focal epilepsies. Diego was appointed as a representative of Young Epilepsy Section (YES) of the International League Epilepsy (ILAE) of Ecuador and leads the educational task force for YES-ILAE for whole of latin America. In his current role as a research fellow reporting to Professor Sisodiya and Dr Balestrini, Diego is applying non-invasive brain stimulation using TMS-EEG in order to study the cortical excitability of the brain in patients with genetic epilepsies compared to healthy controls, analysing the data and supporting the Genomics research team with clinical interpretations for individual cases.

Appointments
01-FEB-2016 – 28-FEB-2018 Research Fellow in Epilepsy   King's College London, United Kingdom
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