John Cirillo

B.Hlth. Sc. (Hons), Ph.D., University of Adelaide, Australia

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Research Fellow

Research | Current

Dr. John Cirillo is currently a postdoctoral research fellow focusing on neuromodulation and neural plasticity, neurorehabilitation, neurophysiology and human brain imaging relevant to recovery of motor function after stroke. He has previously examined the neurophysiology of corticospinal function following incomplete spinal cord injury to better understand the generation of voluntary movement following neurological insult, aimed to support the development of novel and more effective therapeutic interventions after injury. He is also interested, and has been involved, in factors that influence neuroplasticity in human motor cortex, such as regular physical activity, brain hemispheres, ageing, and a common genetic polymorphism on the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) gene, that have the ability to influence recovery from various central nervous system injuries.

Distinctions/Honours

2014 Fritz Krauth Memorial Award

Areas of expertise

Motor Cortex Plasticity

Movement Neuroscience

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

Contact details

Primary location

TAMAKI BUILDING 731 - Bldg 731
Level 3, Room 339
TAMAKI CAMPUS GATE 1, 261 MORRIN RD
ST JOHNS
AUCKLAND 1072
New Zealand