About Oriol

OriolI am a neuroscientist interested in the neural circuitry pulling the strings of behaviours that are essential for survival across species, such as escaping from a predator, memory, and sleep. Currently a second year Wellcome Trust PhD student in Neuroscience at UCL.

I am an alumnus from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, where I did a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, and from the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, where I did the MSc in Neurosciences. I have been a visiting researcher at the Center for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at the University of Oxford, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam and the Marmara University in Istanbul. I might as well be a Hopeless Wanderer.

I love reading, playing guitar and organising stuff. I also have a tendency to get lost in my own thoughts and I believe that finding the right word to convey a thought is an amusing challenge and an interesting game to play. When I am not in the lab I tend to be in the mats practising judo, swimming or enjoying a beer with some friends. The rest of the time I am either writing or thinking of new ideas for the blog, where I intend to write about my experiences as a scientist and about whatever piques my curiosity, in a manner that tries to pique yours.

Take a look at what I have already written in my blog or check out my CV to find more information about what I have been up to. You can also find me on Twitter (@oriolpavon) or contact me in case you have any questions. See you around!