Charlotte Pretzsch


Over the course of my undergraduate studies, I have been investigating how Oxytocin affects the neural basis of affective voice processing in Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC). I completed 12 months of research training at Yale University, and during my graduate studies, examined functional connectivity in individuals with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome.

MSc Neuroscience, King’s College London, UK
BSc Neuroscience, University of Cologne, Germany

My research is into the effect of certain cannabinoids on glutamate and GABA in ASC and healthy controls using magnetic resonance imaging. This research is aimed at investigating fundamental brain mechanisms, and at identifying potential biomarkers and treatment targets in ASC.

This project is supported by a Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) PhD studentship both financially and through the excellent access to training, expertise and contacts within the BRC Network.


Dr Grainne McAlonan and Professor Declan Murphy


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

We aim to attract outstanding candidates with a range of experience and offer a variety of training schemes and secondment opportunities, spanning all academic career pathways.
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