Rebecca Kerestes


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I am a research fellow in the Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration Lab, in the Department of Neuroscience at Monash University. I conduct research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to investigate and track brain changes in people with neurodegenerative diseases. My work principally focusses on the cerebellum in individuals with inherited subcortical diseases, including Friedreich ataxia and Spinocerebellar ataxias.

I completed my PhD at Monash University in 2012 and have undertaken postdoctoral training at the Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre at the University of Melbourne and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh.




Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD, A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of emotion processing in remitted major depressive disorder: towards the identification of neurobiological trait markers and clinical implications for treatment, Monash University

Award Date: 7 Jan 2012

Psychology, BSc (Honours), Monash University

Physiology, Bachelor of Science, Monash University

External positions

Research Fellow, University of Pittsburgh

1 Sept 20141 Dec 2016

Research Fellow, University of Melbourne

2 Feb 20122 Feb 2014

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