Background and activities

I mainly work with electron microscopy to investigate neurons in layer 2 of the medial entorhinal cortex, which is an important brain area for the production of our sense of space. 

My motivation

The fact that a person's behaviour, cognition and feelings are a result of the communication between many neurons is very fascinating, and I think it is incredibly exciting to be able to work with just this. Layer 2 of the medial entorhinal cortex contains several types of neurons with different work tasks, for instance "grid cells". These cells have a hexagonal activity pattern as we move around within any area, and make up a part of the system that tells us where we are. There is a lot of knowledge regarding how grid cells function, but we still do not know what they look like or which cells they communicate with in a microcircuit. The aim of my doctorate is to contribute with more knowledge about this. With the help of specific labelling of cells via immunohistochemistry coupled with subsequent electron microscopy, I will study the neurons in this area at a resolution of up to the nanometer scale. 

Supervisor: Prof. Johannes van der Want.

Education

  • (2014 - 2018): PhD in neuroscience, NTNU
  • 2011 - 2013: MSc in neuroscience, NTNU
  • 2008 - 2011: BSc in biotechnology, UoW, Australia
     

Scientific, academic and artistic work

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Journal publications