Researcher biography

I obtained the PhD in Neuroscience from the Otto von Guericke University of Magdeburg, Germany. The thesis, supported by a scholarship from the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, was focused on understanding the hippocampal mechanisms underlying learning and memory processes, and was conducted under the mentorship of Professor Mario Engelmann at the Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Magdeburg. In September 2017, I joined the Neurula lab to apply my skills and knowledge to investigate neurodegenerative diseases. My main focus is to investigate the effects of neuroinflammation in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease and develop novel immune-based therapies that will potentially benefit patients in the future.