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Research interests

Dr Andris Cerins's research is focused on improving response to non-invasive brain stimulation interventions by leveraging understanding of the underlying neurophysiological mechanisms involved. He has a broad interest in the neurobiology of mental illness, and neurodevelopmental disorders, and a specific interest in theta-burst stimulation as a treatment technique. To this end, his research involves understanding inter-individual variability in response to theta-burst stimulation.

Dr Cerins seeks to increase his ability to understand individual TMS response patterns, using multiple TMS measures that can each provide a different window into the underlying neurophysiology. His approach focusses on understanding the distinct neuronal populations activated by TMS, and how this impacts plasticity induction by theta burst stimulation. His goal is to utilise a multimodal and neurobiologically informed approach to develop novel, optimised, and patient-specific treatments.

University Service

Professional societies
2018 - present Member, Australasian Brain Stimulation Society (ABSS)
2018 - present Member, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society (ACNS)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Investigating variability in response to theta-burst stimulation, Deakin University


Award Date: 1 Jul 2023

Research area keywords

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • neurophysiology
  • neurobiology

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