Hassan did an interdisciplinary master in cognitive psychology, mathematics and physics which quickly raised his interest in neuronal correlates of higher brain function in Tehran University. This led him to a 2nd master degree in system neuroscience at the University of Oldenburg. Later, he started his master project at the Charité in the lab of Prof. Rosemund. His thesis focused on changes in synaptic transmission and fusion machinery in a rare disease called “Baker-Gordon Syndrome”. His current research interest is to study major input and output region of the Locus coeruleus through a combination of electrophysiology, optogenetics, and mouse behavior.
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Celina is doing her dual education trainee towards a biological laboratory technician to one half at the LIN and her theoretical part at BbSAbi. In her last monthes before finishing her studies, she is supporting our team in daily lab works and is cracking any troubles in molecular cloning or in Benchling. Besides her work she is interested in music and plays guitar in a local band here in Magdeburg and elsewhere.
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Daniel received his honours bachelor’s degree and higher diploma in Neuroscience from Trinity College Dublin. In his final year thesis, he used an electrophysiological approach to examine the role of septal projections on the allocentric remapping of place cells in the hippocampus (link). He has developed an interest in acquiring and analysing neuronal data using various experimental and computational approaches. He is working as a fast-track PhD student on the LIN Special Project “Autophagy meets Sleep” together with Anna Karpova and Matthias.
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Andres did his first bachelor in Biology and then a second one in Chemistry at Los Andes University (Bogotá, Colombia). Afterwards he joined Dr. Ofer Yizhar’s lab for his master in neuroscience at the Weizmann Institute of Science. Here, he explored the molecular fingerprints of epilepsy. Since very early on in his career, he has been interested in catecholaminergic modulation of complex cognitive behaviors such as flexibility and creativity. He is now starting his PhD at LIN, where he wants to evaluate different early biomarkers for Parkinson´s disease diagnostics using fMRI and proteomic approaches to pave the way for novel therapeutic strategies. To help us to stay on track, Andres is co-supervised with Dr. Matthew Betts from the DZNE.
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Beate helps us to deal with the daily administration in a german research institute. She is shared with the Department of System Physiology and the Primate Neurobiology lab here at the LIN. I do not know how – but she always has time and a smile!
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Damaris did her Bachelor in Physics at the University of Stuttgart and obtained her Master in Neural Systems and Computation in a joint program at the University and ETH Zurich. She now wants to understand how noradrenergic modulation alters synaptic connectivity of large neuronal ensembles.
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I studied biochemistry and later philosophy in Berlin’s notorious universities for quite some time. Right afterwards … I did my PhD in experimental biophysics in the lab of Peter Hegemann, where i became fascinated by a family of photoreceptors called Microbial Rhodopsins. These proteins are now commonly used to manipulate neuronal activity of neurons in behaving animals with light. For my Postdoc, I was fortunate enough to join Ofer Yizhar's lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. There, I learned systems neuroscience and grew particular interest in how neuromodulatory systems adapt to environmental stressors. In my own lab, I will use my different skill sets to design new optical tools and technologies to dissect neuromodulatory networks. My salary is classified as TLV-O E15II (2782Euro/month netto) - anyone - man or woman - with my qualification and responsibility should be classified the same (or higher ;).
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