Katrine Sjaastad Hanssen
Background and activities
My scientific interest is ateiology and early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In my PhD work, we study cells from the brain regions entorhinal cortex and hippocampus, which is affected at an early stage of the Alzheimer's disease.We are developing a method enabling us to investigate early cell- and network level dysfunctions in AD-neural networks compared to healthy brain cells.
Methods included in my PhD work include microdissection of region specific entorhinal and hippocampal cells, in vitro culturing, electrophysiology and immunocytochemistry.
2014-2017: B.Sc. in Human Movement Science, NTNU
2017-2019: M.Sc. in Neuroscience, KISN, NTNU
Scientific, academic and artistic work
- (2020) Developing a novel in vitro platform to study neuronal networks relevant to Alzheimer’s disease. FENS Forum 2020 . FENS; Glasgow/Virtual Forum. 2020-07-11 - 2020-07-15.
- (2019) Establishing entorhinal cortex layer II neuron cultures as a tool for the investigation of early Alzheimer's disease related changes. 3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting 2019 . Nordic Neuroscience; Helsinki. 2019-06-12 - 2019-06-14.