Irene Ballagh


Office: Biosci 2104


Academic History: B.Sc. (Hons) Neuroscience, (2006, University of Otago). Ph.D Neurobiology & Behavior, (2013, Columbia University). Post-doctoral work (2013-16, Cornell University).


I was drawn out of biochemistry and into neuroscience as an undergraduate, when I learned it was possible to study the biochemical processes underlying psychological phenomena like memory. I'm passionate about neuroscience, anatomy and behaviour - how synapses grow and change, how complex behaviour can come out of simple brains, and how global signals like hormones selectively affect particular systems and circuits.