MSc/PhD Program
Myrto Panopoulou
First Name:
Myrto

Last Name:
Panopoulou

Country:
Greece

 



Myrto Panopoulou

EDUCATION

College / University:
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Cellular and molecular techniques (Western blot, DNA & protein extraction, PCR, DNA electrophoresis), cell culture, brain slices superfusion, animal handling, behavioural experiments (rodents), fresh-frozen brain tissue preparation & sectioning, electrophysiology (basic training)

Projects / Research:
2012 - 2013: Bachelor Thesis “Study of the effect of glucose and oxygen deprivation on Tau phosphorylation”, Dept. of Human & Animal Physiology, Dr. S. Efthimiopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
2012: Research Project “Social transmission of fear: the effect of β2 nAChR subunit on fear conditioning by proxy”, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens (BRFAA), Dr. I. Skaliora

Scholarships:
2014 - 2015: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am highly fascinated by the study of behavior and consciousness in the molecular and cellular levels as it, to my mind, constitutes the edge of our understanding of brain function - perhaps the last truly uncharacterized "black box" in Neuroscience. Furthermore, I am interested in determining the molecular background of reason, logic, delusion, and psychosis.