MSc/PhD Program
Sarah Hescham
First Name:
Sarah-Anna

Last Name:
Hescham

Country:
Germany

 



Sarah-Anna Hescham

EDUCATION

College / University:
2006-2009 Albertus-Magnus Universität Köln

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in biochemistry and behavioural testing

Projects / Research:
2008: The effects of exercise on learning and memory in a rat model of developmental stress
2009: Effect of exercise on synaptophysin and calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II levels in prefrontal cortex and hippocampus of a rat model of developmental stress

Scholarships:
2009 – 2010: International Max Planck Research School support
2008 Travel stipend from the German Academic Exchange Service


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My scientific research interests lie in understanding neural communication and the molecular mechanisms that are related to complex behaviours and consciousness. More specifically novel molecular and neural drug targets that are related to complex behaviours and consicousness. To enter this arena of research, both neuropsychology and neuropharmacology are principle components. Therefore, my goals are related to improve my understanding of neuropscyhological disease mechanisms with the aim to improve their prognosis with novel drug treatments.