Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1997
    BA Physiological Sciences, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, UK

  • 1997 – 2001
    BBSRC Research studentship, Department of Zoology & Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge, UK.

  • 2002
    PhD Behavioural Neuroscience awarded.

  • 2001 – 2002
    Postdoctoral researcher, University Laboratory of Physiology, Oxford.

  • 2002 – 2004
    Departmental Lectureship, University of Oxford.

  • 2004 – 2008
    Postdoctoral researcher, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • since 2009
    Junior Group Leader, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Meredith RM, Floyer-Lea AM and Paulsen O (2003) Maturation of LTP induction rules in rodent hippocampus: Role of GABAergic inhibition. J Neurosci 23: 11142-11146.

  • Meredith RM*, Holmgren CD*, Burnashev N, Mansvelder HD (2007) Increased threshold for spike timing-dependent synaptic plasticity is caused by unreliable synaptic calcium signaling in mice lacking Fragile X gene Fmr1. Neuron 54:627-38

  • Testa-Silva G, Loebel A, De Kock CP, Mansvelder HD*, Meredith RM* (2011) Hyperconnectivity and slow synapses during early development of medial prefrontal cortex in a mouse model for mental retardation and autism. Cerebral Cortex 22(6):1333-42

  • Meredith RM, Dawitz J, Kramvis I (20120 Sensitive time-windows for susceptibility in neurodevelopmental disorders. Trends Neurosci. 35(6):335-44

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) VIDI fellowship & project grant award [From synapse to network: role of glutamate receptors in early development of synaptic spine pathology underlying mental retardation], 2010 – 2015

  • Hersenstichting Nederland subsidie. Herstel van synaptische functionaliteit bij mentale retardatie door metabotrope glutamaat receptor (mGluR) blokkade, 2009 – 2010

  • Role of metabotropic glutamate receptors in cortical networks lacking FMRP in early postnatal development. FRAXA research foundation grant, USA, 2008 – 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • British Neuroscience Association

  • Society for Neuroscience, USA

  • Dutch Neurofederation

  • NWO VENI committee, 2012 – 2014

  • Reader for UK & Ireland L'Oreal Women in Science Fellowships

  • Reviewer for Dutch (NWO), Belgian (FWO) and British (MRC) project grants, since 2010

Additional qualifications

  • University Teacher Training Diploma, Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs (BKO), VU University Amsterdam, 2009 – 2010

  • Course teaching assistant, Imaging and Microscopy Summer Course, Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory, Long Island, NY, USA, 2007, 2008


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