MSc/PhD Program
Alina Heukamp
First Name:
Alina Sophie

Last Name:
Heukamp

Country:
Germany

 



Alina Sophie Heukamp

EDUCATION

College / University:
Georg August University Göttingen

Highest Degree:
B. Sc.

Major Subjects:
Biology

Lab Experience:
Behavioral analysis of Drosophila mutants, video analysis, Drosophila handling and basic crossings

Projects / Research:
Aug 2014 - Feb 2015: internship, Dept. of Cellular Neurobiology, Georg August University Göttingen, Dr. Bart Geurten
Mar - Aug 2015: Bachelor's thesis: "Sensory-motor processing and social behavior of Neuroligin4-deficient Drosophila melanogaster", Dept. of Cellular Neurobiology, Georg August University Göttingen

Scholarships:
2015 - 2016: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2013 - 2015: Lower Saxony Scholarship


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am particularly interested in sensory neurobiology. I would love to learn more about sensory systems and use electrophysiological, molecular and bahvioral approaches to understand neural mechanisms that link sensory input to a behavioral output. I am looking forward to gaining better understanding of neuroscience during the course of this program, to learn new techniques, and to become acquainted with different model organisms.