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John Radcliffe Hospital, West Wing, Level 6, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9DU

Casey Rosso


DPhil student

I am a United States Army sponsored DPhil/PhD student at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences studying cognition in the deep brain. 

My Research is supervised by Professors Tipu Aziz and Alexander Green from the Oxford Functional Neurosurgery Group at John Radcliffe Hospital. 

I am very interested in understanding the organisational mapping of sub cortical pain network circuits, and the corresponding cortical functional connectivity hubs e.g. the Salience Network’s dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex (dACC) and Anterior Insular Cortex (aINS) which are consistently co-activated in experimental pain and rsfMRI. 

Understanding this network underpinnings allows for a more optimal deep brain stimulation target location selection and precise depth electrode placement with favourable outcome prediction in neuromodulation of neuropathic pain suffered by thalamic stroke patients in the United Kingdom.