MSc/PhD Program
Christina Reetz
First Name:
Christina

Last Name:
Reetz

Country:
Germany

 



Christina Reetz

EDUCATION

College / University:
since 2006: University of Göttingen

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Molecular Medicine

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell culture, fluorescence microscopy

Projects / Research:
May - July 2009: Investigation of EPO effects on primary murine hippocampal neurons in culture in terms of differentiation/maturation and synaptic function (MPI for Experimental Medicine, Division of Clinical Neurosciences)
2008 - 2009: several internships at different research departments (bioinorganic chemistry, stem cell biology, tumor biology, immunology)

Scholarships:
2009 - 2010: International Max Planck Research School support
since 2006: Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

Is the human brain actually able to explain itself? This was the very first question that captivated my admiration for neurosciences. Besides the brain’s puzzling complexity, I find it absolutely amazing how neuronal networks can determine perception, personality, and memory. My goal is first to gain more insight into the physiological and pathological functioning of individual neurons and synapses, both physically and biochemically, and then to proceed to a more systemic approach in the investigation of learning and memory processes.