Marshall has been a member of the regenerative neuroscience research group since 2007. He has been involved in research investigating whether complex mental activity through life induces structural changes in the brain or helps the brain to be more resilient to disease processes believed to underlie Alzheimer’s disease. He is currently investigating hippocampal neurogenesis (the creation of new neurons) and neuronal migration in the adult mammalian brain.
Outside of the RGN group, Marshall is completing a PhD in cognitive neuroscience. His PhD project investigates the neural correlates of memory processing and utilises memory tasks in combination with structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques to investigate the differential contribution of subregions of the medial temporal lobe to specific memory processes which underlie episodic memory function.
Outside of the lab, Marshall enjoys lying under a tree with a coffee and a good book, searching for fossils by the seaside, thinking speculatively about how recent findings in neuroscience fit into philosophical discussions of human nature, being in or on the ocean and nights out.