Leonora Kulikovskaja
Leonora Kulikovskaja, MSc
PhD student
Phone number:+49 451 31018206

Current Position:

PhD student

Research focus:

Identification and functional characterization of DNA mutations that cause dystonia and Parkinson’s disease

Curriculum vitae

Education:

10/2009 - 11/2012 Studies of Biosciences with specialization in Biochemistry at the University of Potsdam

07/2012 - 10/2012 Bachelor thesis; University of Potsdam, research group Zoophysiology (Director: Prof. B. Walz), topic: ‘Expression analysis of two splice variants of the Tyramine receptor (AmTYR1) in the brain of pollen and nectar foragers of honey bees (Apis Mellifera)’ (PD R. Scheiner).
Bachelor of Science

10/2013 - 04/2016 Studies of Integrative Neuroscience at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

03/2015 - 04/2016 Master thesis; Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN) in Magdeburg (Director: Prof. E. Gundelfinger) in the research group Molecular Biological Techniques, topic: ‘Synaptic proteome changes induced by chronic Toxoplasma gondii infection in mice’ (Dr. K. Smalla & PD I.R. Dunay); funded by a student scholarship by LIN
Master of Science

07/2016 - present Doctoral thesis; University of Lübeck, Institute of Neurology (Director: Prof. T. Münte) at the Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics (Prof. C. Klein)

Scientific training:

01/2013 - 06/2013 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) in Ås, Norway, in the research group Integrative Neurosciences and Sociogenomics, supervised by Prof. G.V. Amdam; funded by a LEONARDO scholarship (Brandenburg)
Honey bees and their unique flexible aging patterns

02/2014 - 03/2014 Department of Neurology, Memory and Consciousness research group, supervised by Prof. A. Richardson-Klavehn
MRI imaging and hippocampus segmentation

08/2014 - 09/2014 Institute for Physiology, University of Magdeburg, supervised by Prof. V. Leßmann
BDNF vesicle transport and release

10/2014 - 03/2015 Institute for Physiology, University of Magdeburg
Assistance in the organization of the 94th annual meeting of the German Physiological Society with the scientific coordinator Prof. V. Leßmann

12/2010 – 02/2011 Institute of Virology and Cell Biology (University of Lübeck), supervised by Prof. N. Tautz
Mapping of BVDV NS5A regions important for pestiviral virus morphogenesis

12/2011 – present Section of Clinical and Molecular Neurogenetics (University of Lübeck), supervised by Prof. Dr. C. Klein
Genetics and functional studies of movement disorders

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