From Essen to Bochum

kim 2We are very pleased to welcome Kim Sommer as a new master’s student in our laboratory. Kim completed her bachelor thesis at the University of Duisburg/ Essen in October 2020 and is now working in our laboratory.
Kim will examine rat motivation in a bipolar model in which D1 overexpression can be turned on and off via a viral construct. This overexpression will be examined in the prefrontal cortex, as well as the orbitofrontal cortex, and additionally sex differences will be analyzed. Motivation will be monitored using a progressive ratio task in the mania-like phase and depression-like phase and D1 concentration will be examined by post-mortem tissue analysis. See more