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  • Ryan T. Ash

    Ryan T. Ash

    Postdoctoral Medical Fellow, Psychiatry

    Bio I am a PGY3 research track resident in the Stanford Psychiatry department. I completed my MD-PhD at Baylor College of Medicine, working in the labs of Stelios Smirnakis and Huda Zoghbi, studying learning-associated synaptic plasticity in motor cortex of the MECP2 Duplication Syndrome mouse model using in vivo 2-photon imaging. I completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, studying changes in neuronal population activity in MeCP2 disorders with 2-photon genetically encoded calcium indicator imaging.
    I am currently developing methods to study the regulation of synaptic plasticity by affective state and mindful presence, using neuronavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation and source-localized EEG. I am also interested in studying alterations in the functional organization of somatomotor/interoceptive brain areas in trauma. My clinical interests include integrated psychodynamic- and mindfulness-based approaches, rTMS, and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

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