I am a Research Associate in Preclinical Neuroimaging at the Wellcome Centre for Intergrative Neuroimaging (WIN) in Oxford. My research uses brain technologies - such as neuroimaging and brain stimulation - to generate basic and translational knowledge relevant to brain health.
My research interests revolve around myelination, multimodal microstructural MRI, and cross-species approaches to neuroimaging. At the moment, I am running a project funded by a WIN Seed Grant and focussed on cross-species homologies in the motor system.
Previous to this, I completed a Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD in the Plasticity Group at WIN. My doctoral work has investigated a recently discovered mechanism of plasticity in the adult brain - myelin plasticity. To this end, I used a variety of techniques including multimodal microstructural imaging, resting-state fMRI, non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS), invasive electrophysiology and transgenic knock-out models.
PhD in Neuroscience, 2020
University of Oxford
BSc in Neuroscience, 2015
University College London
Lazari, A., Salvan, P., Cottaar, M., Papp, D., Rushworth, M. F., & Johansen-Berg, H. (2022). Hebbian activity-dependent plasticity in white matter. Cell Reports. Link
Lazari, A., Salvan, P., Verhagen, L., Cottaar, M., Papp, D., van der Werf, O. J., … & Johansen-Berg, H. (2022). A macroscopic link between interhemispheric tract myelination and cortico-cortical interactions during action reprogramming. Nature communications. Link
Lazari, A., Salvan, P., Cottaar, M., Papp, D., van der Werf, O. J., Johnstone, A., … & Johansen-Berg, H. (2021). Heterogeneous relationships between white matter and behaviour. Cortex. Link
Lazari, A., & Lipp, I. (2021). Can MRI measure myelin? Systematic review, qualitative assessment, and meta-analysis of studies validating microstructural imaging with myelin histology. Neuroimage. LinkResource