Werkervaringen, technieken

  • 2018 – present: Re-integration trajectory at the VU university medical center (VUmc), department Anatomie en neurowetenschappen, Amsterdam. Using an animal model for binge drinking and immunohistochemical techniques.
  • 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, cell culture and imaging techniques. No dissertation.
  • Jun-Dec 2010: MSc research internship at the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), departement of Neurosurgery, Rotterdam. Subject: “Characterization of the brain exosomal secretion pathway(s)”. Using adenoviral infection of cells in culture and protein assays.
  • Jul-Aug 2009: Student assistant at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), department of Psychopharmacology, Utrecht, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
  • Mar-Jun 2009: MSc research internship at the Utrecht Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), department of Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Utrecht. 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, 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 the tip recording electrophysiology method and molecular cloning.
  • Feb-Jun 2007: BSc research internship at the Academic Medical Center (AMC), department of Neuropathology, msterdam. Subject: “Tuberous sclerosis complex, an immunohistochemical and molecular biology approach”. Using munohistochemical techniques.
  • 2001-2004: Social worker at the Sherpa foundation. Supporting disabled adults in their direct environment.

Cursussen, trainingen

  • 2010: MSc thesis 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”.

Diversen, hobbies

Travelling, hiking, photography, reading, animals, and everything about the brain.

Wensen t.a.v. nieuwe functie

Ik zoek een uitdagende functie als analist op een (research) lab voor gemiddeld 32 uur per week. Ik ben een harde werker, werk nauwkeurig, ben loyaal en een echte doorzetter. Ik kan zowel goed zelfstandig werken als in een team. Daarnaast beschik ik over een goede beheersing van de Engelse taal.