People

Permanent staff

Anneke Alkemade

I am an assistant professor and have a background in human neuroanatomy, specializing in the diencephalon. My work is focused on increasing the understanding of the human subthalamic nucleus, which is targeted by deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with Parkinson’s disease. My ultimate aim is to explain the deleterious side effects of DBS. For this I study human post-mortem brain specimens using various microscopic techniques. 









Rawien Balesar

I am a technical assistant working with post-mortem data of subcortical nuclei in collaboration with Dick Swaab (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, the Netherlands). 









Senior Scientists, Postdocs, and PhD students



  I am a senior postdoc with a strong background in electrophysiology including EEG and MEG. I work at UvA in collaboration with 









Pierre-Louis Bazin

I am a computational neuroscientist interested in bringing advanced imaging methods into use for understanding the interplay of anatomy, functional organization, and physiology in human brain behaivor. 

I am a senior postdoc with a background in the cognitive neurosciences. I aim to understand brain structures that implement strategic decision-making processes. To this end, I use ultra-high resolution 7T structural and functional MRI – techniques that allow one to zoom into small subcortical brain areas. I am also the co-supervisor of Bethany Isaacs. 




 



Martijn Mulder

Senior scientist working on Atlasing the human subcortex












Steven Miletic

I am a PhD student co-supervised by Dr. Leendert van Maanen (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands). I am interested in model-based cognitive neuroscience with a strong focus on the human subcortex. 










Scott Isherwood

I am a PhD student co-supervised by Dr. Pierre-Louis Bazin and Leendert van Maanen (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands). I am interested in model-based cognitive neuroscience with a strong focus on the human subcortex. 









Bethany Isaacs

I am a PhD student in the clinical neurosciences and am co-supervised by Yasin Temel (Maastricht University, Netherlands) and Max Keuken (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands). My projects make use of ultra-high resolution 7T structural and functional MRI in patients with Parkinson's disease.
















Anne Trutti






I am a PhD student working on model-based cognitive neuroscience projects with Bernhard Hommel (Leiden University, Netherlands) as my co-supervisor. My projects make use of ultra-high resolution 7T structural and functional MRI of small subcortical nuclei involved in decision-making processes. 







Klodiana-Daphne Tona

 I am a PhD student co-supervised by Sander Nieuwenhuis, Thijs van Osch (Leiden University, Netherlands). My research focuses on the neural mechanisms of the  locus coeruleus-noradrenergic system in humans and the effects of neuromodulator  noradrenaline on cognition, arousal, and emotions. I apply an interdisciplinary approach  combining pharmacology, psychophysiology, and ultra-high resolution 7T structural and  functional MRI. 








 Josephine Groot

 I am a PhD student co-supervised by Matthias Mittner (University of Tromsø). My research focuses on the neural mechanisms of mind- 
 wandering using 7T and 3T MRI in combination with cognitive modeling.  








Visiting Research Fellows











Technical and Research Assistants


Nikita van Berendonk


Former lab members

Antonia Kaiser (RA)
Michiel Boswijk (RA) 
Rosie Mulray (RA) 
Yael Salzer (Postdoc)  
Guy Hawkins (Postdoc)
Matthias Mittner (Postdoc)
Jasper Winkel (PhD student)
Sara Jahfari (PhD student)
Elise Mansfield (PhD student)
Laura Fontanesi (PhD student)
Gilles de Hollander (PhD student) 
Marcel Weiss (TA)
Quirine Tordoir (RA)
Christa Mueller-Axt (RA)
Quincy Rondei (RA)