Neurescence, the leading optical imaging company for understanding short and long-range brain circuits, announced today that Azadeh Sabetghadam DVM, PhD, has joined the team as an Application Scientist.

Dr. Sabetghadam obtained her PhD in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Australia, majoring in the bidirectional electrophysiological circuits between forebrain and brainstem arousal systems. During her 6 years of PhD, she has worked on different animal models with hypothalamic and brainstem dysfunction such as type 1 diabetes, hypertension, and chronic kidney disease. Over the 4 years of postdoc fellowship in the department of fundamental neurobiology at Krembil Research Institute of the University of Toronto, she focused on increased seizure susceptibility and the development of hippocampal epileptogenesis in knockout mice modelling type 1 neurofibromatosis. She also has experience working on kainic acid-induced status epilepticus animal models in which the disintegration of the brainstem cardio-respiratory centre contributed to a devastating event of sudden unexpected death in some epileptic patients (SUDEP). She has published more than 10 papers and is now the guest editor for the Journal of Autonomic Neuroscience. Having a background in veterinary medicine (DVM) and pharmacology (MSc), Dr. Sabetghadam is now excited to be able to bring her academic expertise to Neurescence as a new application scientist.