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Our team is a diverse group of scientists and engineers, taking innovative approaches to understanding the basic science of mental health. 

We are committed to staying at the forefront of bioengineering research and continuously improving our technology to meet the evolving needs of the field. Our interdisciplinary approach allows us to take a comprehensive view of complex biological problems and develop innovative solutions that can make a real-world impact.

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Meet the Team


Principle Investigator

Parastoo (Parry) Hashemi

Parry received her MSci degree in Chemistry from King's College, London. She performed her PhD with Martyn Boutelle in the Department of Bioengineering in Imperial College, London where she developed online biosensing technology to measure brain metabolites from human traumatic brain injury patients. After her PhD she skipped over the pond to Chapel Hill, NC in the States where she worked with Mark Wightman. Here she learned fast scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) at carbon-fiber microelectrodes (CFMs) and developed the first method to measure serotonin in vivo using FSCV.


After almost 15 years in the States, Parry and her team are back at Imperial, tackling some of the world's most pertinent issues with analytical engineering and have a long list of accolades attesting to their success. Outside of her work and her family, Parry is a flautist and singer in the Gastric Band, a life-long yogi and passionate about increasing representation in STEM. She is the founder of the James West PhD Scholarships for Black and Black heritage students. 

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