Laura De Lima Xavier, M.D.
Laura attended medical school at Pontfícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and worked as a student researcher at the Brain Institute of Rio Grande do Sul studying neuroimaging of learning disorders with a focus on dyslexia under Dr. Augusto Buschweitz. She received a scholarship through a federal program, Science Without Borders, and spent one year at the University of East London, where she joined a research group studying robot-assisted neurorehabilitation under the supervision of Dr. Duncan Turner. After obtaining her medical degree, she joined the Simonyan lab as a postdoctoral fellow in 2017-2020. Laura is currently a neurology resident at the University of North Carolina and continues to work with the Simonyan Lab as a Visiting Researcher.