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Rory Boyle PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow


Rory joined the Penn FTD Center in February 2024 as a Postdoctoral Researcher. He completed his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland where he was mentored by Prof. Robert Whelan. He then completed 2 years of postdoctoral research in Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School where was mentored by Dr. Rachel Buckley. His PhD and initial postdoctoral research focused on the modelling of cognitive reserve and resilience in normal aging and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and the investigation of neural mechanisms of reserve and resilience using functional connectivity. Rory aims to understand how structural and social determinants of health influence brain network function and how this affects resilience and vulnerability to neurodegenerative disease.

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