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2017-2019

Gautami Amarnath India
Gaia Bianchini Italy
Janina Brückner nn
Leonie Heger Germany
Katharina Hense Germany
Astrid Feiten nn
Jessica Manchen Germany
Zora Schickardt nn
Evan Stanton USA
Allison Walsh nn

 

 

Gautami Amarnath

Gautami Amarnath

City and country of origin:
Chennai, India

Educational Background:

  • Master of Technology in Genetic Engineering at SRM University, Chennai, India.
  • Master’s Thesis: Protective Effects of Mucuna pruriens and Withania somnifera on MPTP induced dopaminergic loss in zebrafish.

Main scientific interests:

  • Molecular mechanisms underlying neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Genetics of Intellectual disability, ASD and emotional dysfunctions.

Future plans and objectives:

  • PhD in genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Pursue a career in clinical research and counselling.

 

 

 

Gaia Bianchini

Gaia Bianchini

City and Country of origin:
Pordenone, Italy

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Biological Sciences and Technologies, University of Trieste, Italy
  • Bachelor thesis: “From 2D to 3D: novel neuronal culture models for neurophysiological investigation”

     

Main scientific interests

  • Neuropsychiatric disorders, with a particular focus on Depression and Schizophrenia
  • Biomolecular approach to Affective Neuroscience
  • Self-consciousness, Introspection and Theory of Mind


Future Plans and objectives

  • Pursue a PhD in Neuroscience and a research career in the field of my scientific interest



 

Janina Brückner

Janina Brueckner

City and country of origin:
nn, nn

Educational background:

  • nn

 

Main scientific interests:

  • nn

     

Future plans and objectives:

  • nn


 

Leonie Heger

Leonie Heger

City and country of origin:
Kaiserslautern, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. Biosciences, University of Rostock
  • Bachelorthesis: The epigenetic effect of "small molecules" on proliferation and differentiation of iPS derived neutral stem cells

 

Main scientific interests:

  • molecular and cellular neurosciences
  • especially with the regard of the application possibilities of stem cells in the field of regenerative medicine - Clinical neuroscience
  • scientific studies focused on fundermental mechanisms that underlie diseases and disorders of the brain and central nervous system

     

Future plans and objectives:

  • expand my knowledge in the field of neurosciences as much as possible
  • PH.D in a field of my major interests in neuroscience


 

 

Katharina Hense

Katharina Hense

City and country of origin:
Aschaffenburg, Germany

Educational background:

  • B.Sc. in Psychology, University of Regensburg
    Bachelor thesis:  “Analysis of the functional connectivity of the primary and secondary visual cortex in patients with hereditary macular dystrophies”

Main scientific interests:

  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Eye diseases
  • Links between molecular / cellular changes and their impact on mental disorders (connection between biology and psychology)


Future plans and objectives

  • Gain experience in different fields of Neuroscience
  • PhD in Neuroscience
  • Work in the field of neuroscientific research and contribute to the existing knowledge about the brain

     


 

Astrid Feiten

Astrid Feiten

City and country of origin:
nn, nn

Educational background:

  • nn.

 

Main scientific interest:

  • nn
Future plans and objectives:
  • nn


 

Jessica Manchen

Jessica Manchen

City and country of origin:
Nuremberg, Germany


Educational background:

  • B.Sc. Integrated Life Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen
    Bachelor thesis: “Immunohistochemical evidence of retinal neurons in a postnatal cell culture of mice“ 

Main scientific interest:

  • Neurodegenerative diseases and disorders
  • Neural plasticity
  • Clinical and behavioral neuroscience
  • Neuropharmacology


Future plans and objectives:
  • PhD in Neuroscience
    Research in Clinical Neuroscience



 

Zora Schickardt

Zora Schickardt

City and country of origin:
nn, nn

Educational background:

  • nn

 

Main scientific interests:

  • nn


Future plans and objectives:

  • nn

     


 

Evan Stanton

Evan Stanton

City and country of origin:
Orono, USA

Educational background:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 

Main scientific interests

  • Neural Plasticity and Neurogenesis
  • Cellular Modeling of Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Translational Research


Future plans and objectives

  • During my time in the ECN program, my goals are to not only expand my understanding in the field of neuroscience, but to also become more fluent in relevant methods. After earning my Master’s degree, I would like to continue my education and pursue a Ph.D.


 

Allison Walsh

Allison Walsh

City and country of origin:
nn, nn

Educational background:

  • nn

Main scientific interests:

  • nn

     

Futur plans and objectives:
  • nn