We are delighted to welcome Mr. Farid Garas back to the Unit as a full-time student in the Magill Group . Farid recently completed a very successful Final Honours School research project under the supervision of Drs. Andrew Sharott and Peter Magill, as part of his BMBCH medical degree at the University of Oxford. Farid is now taking time out from his medical studies to undertake research towards a D.Phil., for which he was awarded a prestigious Clarendon Scholarship as well as a Partnership Award from New College, Oxford. Farid will use an advanced combination of immunohistochemistry, electrophysiology and optogenetics to define the molecular architecture and functions of striatal interneurons.