University of Western Australia
Research Field: Neuroscience, biophysics
An essential property of the brain is its capacity to change its structure and function, commonly known as neural plasticity. Unfortunately, neural plasticity is altered in several age-related neurological conditions and after brain injury.
Dr Tangs research has investigated how novel interventions such as non-invasive brain stimulation can be used to promote neural plasticity as way of promoting healthy brain ageing or as a treatment for stroke.
He has been active in promoting science literacy and STEM careers to school aged children. This has been through presentations to local high schools and as an international tutor with the Manai Institute of Science and Technology (Japan), an organisation that promotes STEM to high school students across 15 countries.
Alexander completed my PhD in 2017 at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Currently, I hold a combined lecturing and research position with UWA and the Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Sciences.