MSc/PhD Program
Kirsten Emmert
First Name:
Kirsten

Last Name:
Emmert

Country:
Germany

 



Kirsten Emmert

EDUCATION

College / University:
Georg August University Göttingen

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Molecular Medicine

Lab Experience:
Basic biochemical and microbiological methods, calcium imaging

Projects / Research:
Bachelor thesis: “Neurotransmitter interaction during the activation of calcium signals in astrocytes of the ventral respiratory group”, Department of Neurophysiology, Georg August University Göttingen

Scholarships:
2011 - 2012: International Max Planck Research School support


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

To me, one of the most intriguing peculiarities of the brain is the information processing via neurotransmitters through which relatively simple chemical substances control complex cognitive processes like learning or emotions. The ability of the brain to maintain memory over years although the biological molecules involved have a much shorter lifespan fascinates me. In addition, I am interested in pathological conditions of the brain including neurodegenerative diseases and changes in neuroplasticity due to drug abuse. I would like to help extending the knowledge in one of these fields ultimately aiming at a better treatment for the affected people.