Maria Lindskog appointed as an associate professor within neuroscience
At the end of April, Maria Lindskog, researcher at the Division of Translational Alzheimer Neurobiology, was appointed as an associate professor of neuroscience at the KI Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society.
"I am pleased, it is a stamp of approval from KI on my science as well as my teaching and outreach activities", says Maria Lindskog.
In her research, she focuses on synapses (which are the connection between nerve cells) and their ability to change, this in order to understand the mechanisms behind behaviors and feelings. Synaptic strength is very tightly regulated, by the neurons themselves as well as by the surrounding cells: the astrocytes.
Researchers still lack an understanding of the neuron-astrocyte interaction, although many of the disorders that affect the brain seem to be associated with a dysfunctional astrocytic regulation of synaptic strength.