Dr Christina Mo
BSc(Hons), PhD

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

Christina Mo profile


Dr Christina Mo is supported by the NHMRC CJ Martin Early Career Fellowship and an NHMRC Ideas Grant. She received a BSc Hons (Neuroscience) from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in Neuroscience from The Florey and the University of Melbourne.

During her postdoctorate she trained in cellular and neural circuit techniques at a renowned thalamocortical lab at the University of Chicago. At The Florey, Dr Mo is interested in the neural basis of thoughts and decisions and uses calcium imaging, optogenetics, trans-synaptic tracing and sophisticated behavioural tasks to understand the circuitry.

Career highlights

Awards and achievements

  • 2021 – A.W. Campbell Postdoctoral Award from Australasian Neuroscience Society
  • 2020 – NHMRC Ideas Grant (Chief Investigator A)
  • 2016 – NHMRC C J Martin Early Career Fellowship
  • 2015 – Chancellor’s Prize for Excellence in the PhD Thesis
  • 2015 – Dean’s Award for Excellence in a PhD Thesis

Research publications


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