MSc/PhD Program
Ima Mansori
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Ima Mansori


College / University:
University of Osnabrück

Highest Degree:
M.Sc. in Cognitive Science

Major Subjects:
Linguistics, Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
Neuropsychology: Electroencephalography (application, measurement, artefact removal)
Neuroscience: Mouse transcardial perfusion and brain isolation, vibratome slicing, confocal laser scanning microscopy, algorithm-based image analysis (3DMA Neuron, Fiji, AutoQuant X3), genotyping from tail snip (PCR)

Projects / Research:
2014 - 2015: Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, M.Sc. student study project 'EEG correlates of Bayesian decision making in a belief-updating task'
2015-2016: Department of Neurobiology, University of Osnabrück, research internship 'Analyzing the effect of disease-modified tau on synaptic conncectivity in transgenic mice'
2016: Department of Neurobiology, University of Osnabrück, Master thesis 'Analyzing the structure of postsynaptic entities in tau knock out mice', Dr. Lidia Bakota, Prof. Dr. Roland Brandt

2016 - 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School


I started working in a wet neuroscience lab for the first time during my Master studies. There, I discovered my passion for research on neurodegeneration. More specifically, I am interested in how Alzheimer's disease influences spine morphology and thus alters synaptic connectivity. I am looking foward to learning more laboratoy techniques used in research on Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. I am also intersted in neuroplasticity and the role of nutrition and exercise in neurogenesis.