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University of Exeter Medical School

 Shivali Kohli

Shivali Kohli

Postdoctoral Research Associate


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 Hatherly D16


Hatherly Building, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PS, UK


With a keen interest in behavioural neuropharmacology, Shivali Kohli's areas of expertise involve the use of rodent models for neuropsychiatric disease, using various in vivo approaches including behaviour assays, immunohistochemistry and microdialysis to unravel underlying mechanisms underpinning disorders with deficits in social behaviour and cognition.

Shivali joined Dr. Mick Craig’s lab group at the University of Exeter in January 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate (funded by ARUK) to investigate the role of thalamic nuclei (communication hubs within the Brain’s memory circuit) in cognitive function, combining optogenetic and behavioural techniques to determine whether modulation of thalamic excitability can improve learning and memory performance in mouse models for dementia.  


  • BSc (Hons) Pharmacology (Newcastle University)
  • MSc Neuroscience (King’s College London)
  • PhD Neuropharmacology (University of Nottingham)

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