Shubhangi Karmakar

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Shubhangi Karmakar is an MSc. candidate of Molecular Medicine focusing on the genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, in the Autism lab of the Neuropsychiatric Genetics group at the Trinity Translational Medicine Institute (TTMI). She is currently returning to 4th year at the School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. She has been a Visiting Researcher at the Evelina Children's Hospital evaluating the specialist services available to Rett Syndrome patients in the UK, and uses her education to provide voluntary support to the KIF1A community in America, helping families gain high-level information and insight from patient genetic screening reports. She is Health Sciences editor of the Trinity Postgraduate Review and ex-Digital Editor of the Trinity Student Medical Journal, and has worked with both the Association of Medical Students in Ireland (AMSI) and the Women in Medicine Ireland Network (WiMIN). She is an international diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocate for gender/ethnic minority/disability/LGBT+ equity and representation in careers and society, awarded in 2019 for Woman of the Year and nominated for Ten Outstanding Young Persons Ireland in the areas of humanitarian and voluntary leadership. She hopes to enter a career in Neuropsychiatry contextualised by her lived experience of mental health issues, with interests in how disorders emerge and are managed in the General Adult and Veteran populations, as well as Adults with Learning Disability. Until then, she works as a writer, speaker and startup founder on D&I in fashion, lifestyle, science and technology, and an occasional artist and jeweller. They are an international diversity and inclusion (D&I) advocate for gender/ethnic minority/disability/LGBT+ equity and representation in careers and society, awarded in 2019 for Woman of the Year and nominated for Ten Outstanding Young Persons Ireland in the areas of humanitarian and voluntary leadership after their creative and scientific advocacy for the pro-choice movement in Ireland. They hope to enter a career in Neuropsychiatry contextualised by their lived experience of mental health issues, with interests in how disorders emerge and are managed in the General Adult and Veteran populations, as well as Adults with Learning Disability. Until then, they work as a writer, speaker and startup founder across fields of D&I in fashion, lifestyle, science and technology, and an occasional artist and jeweller!

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Emotional symptoms in adolescent girls: what can we learn from the functional connectivity of neural pathways?

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Shubhangi Karmaker on a recent resting-state fMRI study that explores neural network disturbances that underpin the emergence of emotional symptoms in adolescent girls.

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