EDNE Neuroscience Alumni

Where are they ?

An academic career – Claudia C., Lecturer at Imperial College, London
I am a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London. I am doing research in Computational Neuroscience in the field of learning and memory and teach computational neuroscience for the graduate program. My thesis work (defended in 2009) under the supervision of Prof. Wulfram Gerstner, in the frame of the EPFL PhD Program in Neuroscience, allowed me to be well prepared for the different steps of my career: a first PostDoc in Paris, a second one in Columbia University in New York, before I got hired to start my own laboratory at Imperial College London in Fall 2013.
A research position – Nicole Z. W., Postdoc at Harvard Medical School, Boston
I have a long-standing interest in the consequences of early prenatal environments and in neurodevelopmental disorders. I have a background in Neuroscience and obtained my MSc degree at ETH Zurich and my PhD in Neuroscience at the EPFL, with a thesis work under the supervision of Prof. Nouchine Hadjikhani. During my PhD, I investigated social cognition in individuals with autism spectrum disorders using fMRI. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Medical School/MGH and am investigating neuroinflammation in adults with autism spectrum disorders using combined MR/PET technology.
 
A R&D position – Benjamin R., Postdoc at the EPFL
At the EPFL I did a PhD in Neuroscience (defended in 2008) under the supervision of Prof. Pierre Magistretti and Dr Pierre Marquet. I worked on the development and application in life sciences of a novel microscopy technique. After my PhD I moved to McGill University in Montreal, Quebec where I had the chance to improve my skills in different microscopy techniques (mostly fluorescence microscopy) and to get an expertise in image analysis. This combined knowledge allowed me come back to the EPFL at the Biomolecular Screening Facility where I currently work in assay development on a project funded by the Swiss CTI agency.
 
A Start-Up – Tej T., at the EPFL Innovation Park
During my PhD with Prof. Olaf Blanke (Cognitive Neuroscience Lab), I set up an immersive virtual reality system in combination with state-of-the-art brain imaging technologies enabling trans-disciplinary work in cognitive psychology, neuroimaging, and virtual reality. The research helped me build a multi-disciplinary base spanning systems biology, neuroimaging, and computational and cognitive neuroscience. I founded MindMaze in 2011 to design and develop novel applications in Neuro-Rehabilitation and Game training. The technology platform from MindMaze will help in the treatment of various clinical conditions in neurology, psychiatry and sports rehabilitation.