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Michael Bruyns-Haylett

Dr. Michael Bruyns-Haylett is a Research Associate in the Department of Bioengineering, and is investigating mechanisms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the auditory cortex. To understand and cure TBI-induced impairments in the processing of complex auditory signals, such as speech, it must be first understood how TBI affects the auditory cortex at the cell and circuit level.

Before joining Dr. Andrei Kozlov’s lab, Michael obtained an MSc in Computational and Cognitive neuroscience as well as a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Sheffield where his research focused on the relationship between neural activity and hemodynamics in the resting state. Following his PhD, he worked as a research associate at the University of Reading, and investigated the relationship between neural excitation and inhibition in population recordings from the somatosensory cortex.