Background and activities
I am a researcher in the Medical physics' group leaded by Catharina Davies. My position is funded by Helse Midt-Norge and supports the project " Nanoparticles and ultrasounds to deliver medicines across the blood-brain barrier". This project involves collaboration with St Olavs Hospital, SINTEF, NTNU, and the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Graz (Austria), among others.
The optimization of nanoparticles, microbubbles, and ultrasound parameters used for the project require the use of in vitro and in vivo models. I currently work on isolating primary endothelial cells from pig brains' capillaries in order to develop a strong and reliable in vitro blood-brain barrier model model.
This project involves (or will involve) the use of techniques such as:
- Confocal microscopy
- Flow cytometry
- (Western Blot)
- (Electron microscopy)
Previous work activities:
2008-2012: Post doc at NTNU
2007-2008: Post doc at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Manchester, UK.
2003-2007: PhD project: Design and Characterization of a Model Material Based on Extracellular Matrix Components, under the supervision of Dr. Alain Pluen, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences University of Manchester, UK.
2002: Master of Science in Polymeric Material Sciences, University of Lyon 1, France.