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Usman Farooq, B.S.
Usman graduated Pre-clinical Medicine and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, UK.
On graduating in 2011, he joined Professor Gavin Dawe's laboratory at the National University of Singapore, Singapore, as a Research Assistant. He is interested in understanding the role of a brainstem nucleus - the nucleus incertus - in brain oscillations, anxiety and depression, reward and addiction, stress-induced plasticity, etc. To this end, he conducts electrophysiological, optogenetic and behavioural studies in rodents. He also works with engineers to develop better tools to probe brain function.