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Nerves in the brain



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Dr. Marianna Kapsetaki - Neuroscientist
Dr. Marianna Kapsetaki - Neuroscientist
Dr. Marianna Kapsetaki - Neuroscientist
Dr. Marianna Kapsetaki - Neuroscientist

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Marianna Kapsetaki obtained a PhD (no corrections) in Neuroscience from Imperial College London and then a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at University College London. She has conducted research mainly on memory, stroke, and eating disorders. Her research has been featured in international media outlets such as The Guardian.

She has been presented with multiple awards/scholarships in her career as a neuroscientist such as:

  • the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation PhD scholarship,
  • the Leventis Foundation PhD scholarship,
  • a grant from the Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust,
  • the Hilda Martindale UK Award,
  • the People’s Choice Award “Best Poster” at the Meeting of the Minds Conference at Imperial College London,
  • Dean's Internship Award at Imperial College London,
  • and grants from the Laidlaw Foundation, the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and the Guarantors of Brain.

In 2019, one of her studies was selected Paper of the Year by Springer Nature. Marianna was runner-up of the Rising Star Award by the Organisation for Psychological Research into Stroke (World Federation for Neurorehabilitation), and was a finalist for the Next Generation Women Leaders Award by McKinsey, the Greek International Women Award in Science & Technology, and the UK Women of the Future Award in Science.

She has taught as Guest Lecturer at UCL, and has mentored/supervised students at Imperial College London, UCL and several programs including the New York Academy of Sciences program. She has been invited to give over 60 talks/ presentations, including at:

  • Harvard University,
  • University of Oxford,
  • Fifteen Seconds Festival (Graz and Istanbul),
  • and TEDx

Additionally, Marianna has been involved in multiple outreach activities such as translating the book “Enlighten your clock: How your body tells time”.

She is an Editorial Board Member of the journal Health Science Reports  and has reviewed over 100 manuscripts for 25 other international scientific journals, including Neurology and Brain Communications.

Marianna is part of the committee of the ENCODS neuroscience conference 2023 and the early-career committee of Division 3 of the American Psychological Association. She is a member of numerous organizations including:

  • British Neuropsychological Society
  • Australian Chapter of the OHBM
  • Cognitive Science Society
  • Dementia Researcher
  • BraiNY Bunch Virtual Journal Club
  • Knowledge Bridges GR
  • 500 Women Scientists
  • International Youth Neuroscience Association
  • Forbes Women Forum
  • WISE Campaign
  • Psychonomic Society
  • American Psychological Society
  • Scottish Dementia Research Consortium
  • Clinical Neuroscience Society of St George’s (University of London)

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There may have been times when you wanted to know more about the field of neuroscience. You may desire to study the healthy brain or investigate neurological disorders.

This is where I can help! My goal is to provide you with guidance and insight to ensure your questions are answered and you find all of the information you desire.

Having mentored students previously, I can be the one to help you in your quest to understand how to be a neuroscientist. It is an exciting field. As shown in my many talks and presentations, I desire to transfer my knowledge to you in order to better understand one of the fastest growing scientific fields.

It does not matter if you are working on your bachelor’s degree, in graduate school for your master’s degree, or in the workforce. Your desire to learn about a neuroscience program is important to me.

It would be amazing to discuss cognitive neuroscience and many other areas with individuals of different backgrounds.


A sign with “Research” on it marks the main area for a neuroscientist


Let me provide you with just a few areas we could preview.

  1. Get your questions out so we can address each one.
  2. Will advanced degrees help
  3. What is your most important skill
  4. Do you have any concerns regarding a doctoral degree
  5. Are you looking for a clinical setting
  6. Will you consider a medical degree

Let’s have a conversation to help give you direction and support to learn more about how to be a neuroscientist. We can discuss what it is like and the issues you may encounter.

It would be great to hear about yourself and what drives you. If you want to know how to be a neuroscientist, I can help.

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Dr. Marianna Kapsetaki

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Merriam-Webster states…

“ neuroscience is a branch of the life sciences that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially with their relation to behavior and learning. “

Neuroscientists examine these processes. Most of these individuals are scientists but some are also medical doctors who have patients themselves. Many are involved in issues of the human brain and researching our understanding of dementia.


The deeper we go in the understanding of the brain, the more we find we need to know. There are always new areas to uncover and explain. You can find many working on research projects, in private industry, non-profit, government agencies and directly with patients.

Most desire to continue the learning process. They help others by distributing the latest understanding to others via academic journals and research papers.

Neuroscience is an expansive field that provides many different directions for study. Let’s look at a few career paths that you could take if you are interested in the nervous system:

  • Neuroanatomist
  • Neurobiologist
  • Neurological surgeon
  • Neurologist
  • Neurophysiologist
  • and several others

Cognitive neuroscientists study the brain function to resolve issues or at least understand them.


A proper education route is essential for a correct start in this career path such as:

  1. Earn a bachelor’s degree - Focus on relevant scientific courses such as molecular biology, human anatomy, chemistry, computer science, and more specifically neuroscience courses, if offered by the university. There may be an undergraduate program with this direction. Achieving a science-based undergraduate degree is beneficial. Courses like biological sciences will help. (Note that in some instances, you can begin taking AP chemistry, biology, and mathematics high school courses).
  2. Acquire your master’s degree - Identify a good neuroscience program from an accredited university. Go for it. Prepare for a challenging and rewarding couple of years with neuroscience majors. Evaluate several degree programs before committing.
  3. Attain Your PhD in Neuroscience - An involved, deep process is the essence of a PhD program. It involves writing a thesis. In some cases, a postdoctoral fellowship is used to broaden your scope or enhance your specialty area.
  4. Medical school may be next for some - To do clinical work with patients, a medical doctor (MD) degree is essential to be a neurologist. Clinical rotations and residency with hands-on experiences are requirements that need to be met to be a doctor of medicine. Only then will you obtain a MD/PhD like Dr. Kapsetaki.



A head with a maze represents a complicated mind

A very limited view of the conditions which are addressed by a neuroscientist are:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cognitive Functions Issues
  • Dysautonomia
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mental Disorders
  • Memory Changes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscle Atrophy
  • Neurocysticersosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Tissues
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Vertigo

And the list goes on and on.


Now is your chance to get the insight you desire from a qualified neuroscientist and medical doctor. Punch the button to send a request for Dr. Marianna Kapsetaki to contact you to arrange your session on how to be a neuroscientist.


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