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Jessica Goedhoop

PhD student

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Using fast scan cyclic voltammetry, optogenetic and chemogenetic tools in different behavioural paradigms, I study the role of striatal dopamine release, striatal cholinergic interneurons and the interactions between these two in compulsivity and its behavioural components.​


My interest in psychiatric disorders and their underlying neuronal mechanisms led me to doing my Master’s internship in the Denys/Willuhn research group. After obtaining my Master’s degree, I got the amazing opportunity to stay in the lab as a PhD student and continue with the research line I was working on. My ultimate wish is that my research can contribute to a better life for patients who suffer from a psychiatric illness.

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