Polyxeni Nikolakopoulou, MSc.
I studied Physics at the University of Athens, Greece. I continued my studies at the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, where I received my Masters Degree in Nanobiophysics. During my Masters I worked on the interface between Physics and Biology and decided to continue further in Neuroscience.
I started working in the Innate Repair lab in 2012, when I was introduced to the STAT3/Ser-Hes3 signaling axis. From then and on, I have worked with a variety of molecular, cellular, and translational models in order to elucidate the mechanisms controlling the plasticity of neural stem cells in the context of metabolic syndrome. My aim for the future is to keep working to understand what makes us who we are, our brain. Of course before that it would be good to get my PhD :)