2017-2018: Voluntary animal care taker at a farm.
2011-2014: PhD student at the University of Amsterdam (UVA) Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences Center for Neuroscience (SILS-CNS) Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Nervous System (SFPNS), Amsterdam. Including supervision of multiple BSc and MSc research internships and teaching first year biological psychology students. Research subject: “Stress hormones and synaptic functioning”. Using patch clamp electrophysiology and imaging techniques. Supervisors: dr. H. Krugers and prof. dr. C. Hoogenraad. No dissertation.
Jun-Dec 2010: MSc research internship at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), departement of Neurosurgery, Rotterdam. In the group of dr. M.L.D. Broekman. Subject: “Characterization of the brain exosomal secretion pathway(s)”. Using adenoviral infection and protein assays.
Jul-Aug 2009: Student assistant at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), department of Psychopharmacology, Utrecht, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. In the group of prof. dr. B. Olivier.
Mar-Jun 2009: MSc research internship at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), department of Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht. In the group of prof. dr. B. Olivier under the supervision of E.Y. Bijlsma and dr. L. Groenink. Subject: “Altered fear potentiated startle in serotonin transporter knock out rats”. Using the fear potentiated startle reflex in Wistar rats.
Sept 2007-Jun 2008: BSc research internship at the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), department of Integrative Biosciences, Portland, Oregon, USA, in the group of prof. dr. D.B. Morton. Subjects: “Soluble guanylyl cyclases and cGMP in the nervous system of adult Drosophila melanogaster” and “Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and neurodegeneration in adult Drosophila melanogaster”. Using molecular cloning and the tip recording electrophysiology method.
Feb-Jun 2007: BSc research internship at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), department of Neuropathology, Amsterdam. In the group of prof. dr. D. Troost under the supervision of K. Boer. Subject: “Tuberous sclerosis complex, an immunohistochemical and molecular biology approach”. Using immunohistochemical techniques.
2001-2004: Social worker at the Sherpa foundation. Supporting disabled adults in their direct environment.
2010: MSc thesis under the supervision of dr. P.A. Robe and dr. M.L.D. Broekman at Utrecht Medical Center (UMC), Utrecht. Title: “Cancer gene therapy for the treament of the gliobastoma mutliforme”.
2011: Article 9 animal experiments course at the University of Amsterdam (UVA), Amsterdam.
2013: Federation of European Neuroscience societies (FENS)Summer school at Bertinoro, Italy. Subject: “Synaptic stress and pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders”.
Travelling, hiking, photography, animals and reading.
Wensen t.a.v. nieuwe functie
Enthusiastic and highly motivated research technician. Because of my experience in several different labs I have acquired a lot of knowledge of different techniques. Therefore, I am highly flexible and suitable for a wide variety of research fields. I am very accurate, have a great attention to details, reliable, can work independently, have good communicative skills and, a team-player. I am looking for a position for 32 hours per week.