Education
 

2014 - 2018

 

 

2010 - 2014

 

 

1999 - 2007

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

PhD Psychology & Neuroscience. Supervisor: Dr James A. Ainge

 

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

BSc (Honours) Economics & Psychology

 

BISHOP COTTON BOYS' SCHOOL, BANGALORE

Indian School Certificate Examination

Awards

2018

2018

2017

2017

2016

2016

2016

2016

 

2014 - 2017

 

2014 - 2016

 

2013

 

2013

 

2012

Principal's Medal, University of St Andrews

Wellcome Trust ISSF Bridging Funding

R S Macdonald Charitable Trust Travel Grant

Alzheimer's Research UK Scotland Small Grant

3MT Public Engagement Grant

Grindley Grant for Conference Attendance

Guarantors of Brain Travel Grant

CAPOD Research Student Development Fund

 

St Leonard's College PhD Scholarship

 

St Andrews Assistant Warden Scholarship

 

Walker Trust Travel Scholarship

 

St Andrews Rector's Scholarship

 

Institute of Behavioural and Neural Sciences Grant

Professional Qualifications
 

2018 -  

 

 

2018 -

 

 

CHARTERED PSYCHOLOGIST

British Psychological Society

 

MEMBER

Royal Society of Biology

2018

 

2013 

 

 

2012

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS, BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE LAB

Research Associate

BUSARA CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS, NAIROBI

Research Intern

 

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS, BEHAVIOURAL NEUROSCIENCE LAB

Research Assistant

Work Experience
 
Teaching Experience
 

2018

 

2017 - 2018 

2016 - 2017

2014 - 2018

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL

Course Developer & Teacher

ST LEONARD'S COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Lecturer

 

PLATFORM FOR HONING AND DEVELOPING SCIENTIFIC EXCELLENCE 1

Creator, Course Developer & Teacher

SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE, UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS

Tutor

Published Papers
 
Kuruvilla, M. V. & Ainge, J. A. (2017). Lateral entorhinal cortex lesions impair local spatial frameworks. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 11, 30. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2017.00030
 
Haushofer, J., Collins, M., de Guisti, G., Njoroge, J. M., Odero, A., Onyango, C., Vancel, J., Jang, C., Kuruvilla, M. V., & Hughes, C. (2014). A methodology for laboratory experiments in developing countries: examples from the Busara Center. Available at SSRN 2155217. http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2155217
Conference Talks
 
The role of entorhinal cortex in local and global spatial memory: Interdisciplinary Navigation Symposium, Bad Gastein (2016).
Conference Poster Presentations
 
Kuruvilla, M. V., & Ainge, J. A. (2016). Going the distance: the effect of geometry on spatial representations. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego.
Lucaciu, I. M., Kuruvilla, M. V., & O'Connor, A. R. (2016). Confidence and false memories: the effects of self-relevant emotional content on individuals' confidence in episodic elements. International Conference on Memory, Budapest.
Kuruvilla, M. V., & Ainge, J. A. (2015). Dissociation of local versus global spatial memory scales within entorhinal cortex. Scottish Neuroscience Group Meeting, St Andrews.
 
Kuruvilla, M. V., Ainge, J. A., & Wilson, D. I. G. (2015). Lateral entorhinal cortex lesions impair object-place recognition in both an egocentric and allocentric task. British Neuroscience Association, Edinburgh.
 
Ainge, J. A., Kuruvilla, M. V., & Wilson, D. I. G. (2014). Lateral entorhinal cortex lesions impair egocentric more than allocentric spatial memory. Society for Neurosceince, Washington DC.
 
Kuruvilla, M. V., Wilson, D. I. G., Ainge, J. A. (2012). Recognition memory for associative combinations of objects, places and contexts in rats with lesions to lateral and medial entorhinal cortex. Scottish Neuroscience Group Meeting, Dundee.
 
Haushofer, J., Collins, M., de Guisti, G., Jang, C., Kuruvilla, M. V., Njoroge, J. M., & Vancel, J. (2012). The Busara Center: a laboratory environment for developing countries. Symposium on Economic Experiments in Developing Countries, University of California Berkeley.
Select Public Engagement

2018

2017 

 

2017

 

2017

2016

2016

2016

2015

2015

 

St Leonard's College Lecture Series

Cafe Scientifique, University of Hull 

Science Showoff, London 

PHASE 1, St Andrews

Three Minute Thesis UK Semi Finalist / St Andrews Winner

Fame Lab UK Finalist / North East England Regional Winner

Glasgow International Comedy Festival (Bright Club)

BBC @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Bright Club)

Living Links Public Engagement Prize

Past Principal Investigators
 
Dr James Ainge (University of St Andrews), Dr Akira O' Connor (University of St Andrews), Dr Johannes Haushofer (Princeton University), Dr Dan Ariely (Duke University)