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Region Hovedstaden - en del af Københavns Universitetshospital
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Expertise

Animal models; behaviour; immunohistochemistry; autoradiography; in situ hybridization; radioimmunoassays; ELISAs

2014 - PhD in Neuroscience, Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet

2009 - MSc in Human Biology, University of Copenhagen

Primære forskningsområder

Animal models of postpartum depression; neurogenesis; the serotonin system

Hypothalamic regulation of the HPG axis; kisspeptin; sex differences; environmental factors

Aktuel forskning

My current research focuses on hormonal contributions to neurobiological imbalances. Specifically, I am interested in how peripartum hormone fluctuations contribute to serotonergic dysfunctions and decreased neurogenesis in a rat model of postpartum depression. I did the animal behavior studies and neurogenesis analyses in Prof. Liisa Galea’s lab at University of British Columbia, Canada, and at NRU we analyze the serotonin receptor levels of the same animals. My project includes several peripartum timepoints to advance the understanding of the phasic neurobiological imbalances that follows a hormone fluctuation. The study is designed in collaboration with Vibe Frøkjær, which performs human PET experiments to answer the same questions, thereby providing high translational value of the study.

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