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Dr Thomas Johnson

Academic Foundation Doctor

I am a Foundation Year 1 Doctor undertaking an Academic Specialised Foundation Programme in Oxfordshire. Alongside my clinical training at Oxford University Hospitals, I am undertaking research at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics as part of the Handunnetthi Group. My research will focus on delineating the contribution of neuroimmune interactions to neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism and schizophrenia. Specifically, I aim to use bioinformatic techniques and cellular modelling to investigate how viral infections can influence the way the brain develops and changes during gestation and in adulthood. Understanding how infectious agents and the brain interact will help to identify risk factors and targetable pathology in these patients, as well as inform healthcare policy relevant to their care.