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Sarah-Anna Hescham is an assistant professor at the School for Mental
Health and Neuroscience at Maastricht University. She has been awarded
the NWO Veni grant to continue her scientific career in the arena of
neuromodulation. In particular she is working at the interface of
neuroscience, materials science and electronics with the aim to apply
magnetic nanoparticles to enable neuronal control in-vitro and in-vivo.
Her other research interest lies in applying deep brain stimulation in order
to restore memory loss. Specifically, she tries to define the most optimal
stimulation target, stimulation parameters as well as mechanisms of action.
2006-2009 B.Sc. Neuroscience Albertus-Magnus Universität, Cologne, Germany
2009 - 2011 M.Sc. Neuroscience Georg-August Universität, Göttingen, Germany
2011-2015 PhD Maastricht University, The Netherlands, supervisor ('promotor'): Prof. Dr. Yasin Temel, title of thesis: Novel insights towards memory restoration.
Feb-Aug 2008 Internship at the University of Cape Town, Neuroscience Department (Supervision: Prof. Vivienne Russell)
Jan-Jul 2014 Internship at the University of Oxford, Department of Pharmacology: "Mechanisms of action of deep brain stimulation to restore memory loss." Supervision: Prof. Trevor Sharp)
June 2011- 2015 PhD project at Maastricht University, Neuroscience Department: "Deep brain stimulation in memory-related disorders." (Supervision: Prof. Yasin Temel)
June 2015- 2019 Post-doctoral researcher at Maastricht University, Neuroscience Department (Supervision: Prof. Yasin Temel)
Jan 2016 - Oct 2017 Post-doctoral associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA, Department of Materials Science and Engineering: "Magnetothermal deep brain stimulation" (Supervision: Prof. Polina Anikeeva)