Meet the team #5 Lana

What is your name?

Lana Hagedoorn

Can you tell something about yourself?

I have recently graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology. To gain practical experience I have joined the Neuroscience of Addiction Lab. In addition, I am working as a student-assistant: teaching and supporting Psychobiology students.

What is your role at the NOFA lab?

I work as an auxiliary researcher in the Neuroscience of Addiction Lab. My job is to screen potential participants and get in contact with them. If they are eligible I can schedule an appointment. During this appointment, we take some tests and scan the participant in the MRI scanner, this in cooperation with the other researchers.

What is your main research interest/topic?

My interest lies in pathophysiology and medicine: I want to know what exactly defaults in the brain and body when looking into a disorder. Interestingly, we don’t always know what goes wrong: this makes the path to interventions an exciting but challenging one.

Is there anything else we should know about you?

Next school year I will be resuming my studies and apply for a Master.