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Miren Tamayo Elizalde DPhil Candidate

Miren Tamayo Elizalde

DPhil Candidate


With a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Master in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Miren has always been fascinated by the brain. In her current PhD (in Antoine Jerusalem's and Hua Ye's groups at Oxford University), she is performing extensive simultaneous mechanical and electrophysiological experiments, via nanoindentation and patch clamp techniques, to characterise the multiphysics of neurons. In particular, she is investigating the influence of mechanical stimulation on the neuronal signal at the single cell level.

Research Interests

Miren is studying the effect of both static and dynamic mechanical loadings on the neuronal action potential at the single cell level.

  • Neurotechnology
  • Brain Computer Interfaces
  • Electrophysiology
  • Electromagnetism
  • Biocompatible nanostructures
  1. Action potential alterations induced by single F11 neuronal cell compression. Progress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology, SI: Physics of Excitable Media (Under review).
  2. Electrophysiological-mechanical coupling in the neuronal membrane and its role in ultrasound neuromodulation and general anaesthesia. Acta Biomaterialia (2019)