Lysianne Beynel, PhD - Research Fellow
Dr. Lysianne Beynel completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology at University Grenoble Alpes in France in 2015, during which she used TBS as a treatment for bipolar depression and investigated the effect of aging and state-dependency on cortical excitability. She then completed her post-doctoral training at Duke University, where she uses cutting edge techniques such as fMRI and electric field modeling to define the optimal coil position and orientation on the dorsolateral prefrontal and parietal cortices to improve working memory performance in healthy aging. While at Duke, Dr. Beynel developed her research project in which she is aiming at using connectivity-based rTMS to indirectly modulate the activity of deep brain structures such as the amygdala. At the Non-Invasive Neuromodulation Unit, Dr. Beynel is aiming to keep developing this research axis and extend it to psychiatric populations in order to improve rTMS efficacy.