New Studentships

Award of Anatomical Society Studentships

The Anatomical Society is delighted to announce the award of four new research studentships.  These awards are the outcome of the Society’s annual studentship competition open to its members.

Studentships will start in October 2020 and each award funds 3 years of postgraduate training and study towards a PhD.

Studentships provide funding for research focused on specific projects associated with anatomical science.  Details of these funded projects are below:


Lead Supervisor: Dr Cecilia Brassett
University: University of Cambridge
Co-Supervisor: Professor Manohar Bance
University: University of Cambridge,
Project Title: Mapping the variability in the microanatomy of the cochlea and its impact on cochlear function and on cochlear implant electrical stimulation spread to the auditory nerve
Student: Dr Chloe Swords

Project Resume


Lead Supervisor: Dr Imelda McGonnell
University: Royal Veterinary College, London
Co-Supervisor: Dr Claire Russell
University: Royal Veterinary College, London
Poject Title: Getting wires crossed: The role of the microbiome in lateral line development
Student: TBA
Project Resume- to follow (deferred start date to 1.10.21)


Lead Supervisor: Professor Zoltán Molnár
University: University of Oxford
Co-Supervisor: Dr Anna Hoerder-Suabedissen
University: University of Oxford
Project Title:  Role of Calcium Dependent Neurotransmission in selected populations of cortical projection neurons in the distribution of Gabaergic Interneurons
Student: Miss Florina Szabó

Project Resume


Lead Supervisor: Professor Fergal O'Brien
University: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin
Co-Supervisor: Dr Adrian Dervan
University: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin
Project Title: Development of a biomimetic 3-dimensional spinal cord model system to study inflammation-mediated astrogliosis
Student: Mr Cian O'Connor

Project Resume

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Past Studentships

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