Institut for Biomedicin

Monica Dahlstrup Sietam

Ph.d.-studerende, Ph.d.-stipendiat

Monica Dahlstrup Sietam
PhD student
Yonehara group and Poulsen Team
DANDRITE, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

E-mail: mds@dandrite.au.dk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/monicadsietam/
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1890-0950

Education

2018-nowPhD, Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark
2015-2017MSc, Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark
2012-2015BSc, Molecular Biology, Aarhus University, Denmark

Research experience

2018-nowPhD student in the lab of Keisuke Yonehara, Dandrite and Hanne Poulsen, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University
2017-2018Research assistant in the lab of Keisuke Yonehara, Dandrite, Aarhus University.
1) To Study the role of Cre-labeled ganglion cell types in vision-dependent behaviours and central computations using molecular biological, genome engineering, behavioural and electrophysiological approaches. 2) To screen mutant mice for deficiencies in direction selective responses using behavioural and electrophysiological (MEA) approaches
2016-2017Master's student in the lab of Keisuke Yonehara, Dandrite, Aarhus University.
To obtain Cre-labeled ganglion cell types to study vision-dependent behaviours circuits using molecular biology, genome engineering and behavioural approaches.
2015-2016Intern in the lab of Mart Saarma, Institute of Biotechnology, Helsinki University.
To biochemically characterize RET and SorCS2 interactions
2015Bachelor student in the lab of Simon Glerup, MIND, Aarhus university.
To biochemically characterize a naturally occurring SorCS2 variant found in a family suffering from ADHD
2014Summer intern in the lab of Anne Von Philipsborn, Dandrite, Aarhus University.
To investigate the functional role of defined neuronal classes in the generation of courtship behaviour motor patterns

Teaching experience:

2018-nowInstructor in Medical Biochemistry, Biomedicine, Aarhus University
2019-2020Supervision of Bachelor student, DANDRITE, Aarhus University
2017International instructor in the 1'st Clubes de Ciencia Perú program.
Creating a 1 week project that introduces students to a STEM subject by implementing a combination of experimental, computational and theoretical activities in collaboration with local instructor. Club: The Sound of Neurons, subjects: Neuroscience, electropysiology, behaviour
2017Student assistant at U-days Dpt. Of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University.
2016Course assistant in Danish for Swedish and Finnish speakers, Language Center, Helsinki University
Planning and actively participating in the course, creating an exam assignment, and communicating and practicing with the individual students.

Awards and grants:

2019Graduate School of Health Travel Grant. Exchange stay at Holmgren laboratory, NIH USA
2018Southern School of Biophysics Scholarship. Course participation, University of Valparaiso, Chile
2017The Lundbeck Foundation PhD stipend. 3 years funding of total 1.575.000DKK
2016Biokemisk forenings travel fellowship For the SfN’s 47th annual meeting held by the Society for Neuroscience.
2015Erasmus stipendium for exchange as Master student at Helsinki University
2015Nordea Fonden's grant for exchange as Master student at Helsinki University