Alice Durieux


I graduated in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in Medicine from the University of Geneva, and later undertook an MPhil in Biological Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. After remaining in Cambridge for a year to work on several projects investigating the neurocognitive mechanisms of obsessive compulsive disorders, I started my PhD at King's College London (KCL) in 2013. 

Bachelor in Medicine, University of Geneva
MPhil Human Evolutionary Studies, University of Cambridge

The glutamate/GABA system in autism spectrum disorder

In my PhD project, I am investigating the contribution of an imbalance between excitatory and inhibitory neurotransmission to the pathophysiology of ASD, using multimodal neuroimaging techniques and behavioural testing in people with and rodent models of ASD.


Dr Grainne McAlonan and Dr Po-Wah So.


Child & neurodevelopmental disorders

Enabling quicker diagnosis and improved treatment of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other cognitive and social developmental disorders.



Training & development

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