Tom Shaw, Master of Neuroscience (Advanced)

“I’ve just started my research project, using neuroimaging to look at whether poor cardiovascular health affects a loss of myelin in the brain, and vice versa. In the future I’d like to go into research on Alzheimer’s or abnormal brain functioning. 

I didn’t have undergraduate training in cellular neuroscience so the Master program was challenging at first, but it’s exactly what I want to do, so that’s kept me motivated. The teachers have all been great and very supportive too.

I moved to Canberra because of ANU. Looking at these amazing facilities, and the research that’s going on here, it’s definitely been worth it.”