Behavioral and translational neuroscience
Using a combination of traditional behavioral testing, modern manipulation methods, and advanced imaging, our research mainly focuses on the neurobiological basis of behavior, both in physiological and pathological circumstances.
Our research group consists of researchers with a variety of backgrounds. Since summer 2019, the group consists of two teams: Snoerenlab and McCutcheonlab. The common theme of our research is the brain reward system: Snoerenlab investigates the neural regulation of sexual behavior as natural reward, and McCutcheonlab studies the neural control of protein appetite.
A few months ago, Eelke was challenged to crochet a blanket with the image of a neuron. That challenge had to be accomplished, of course! Now, four months later, the blanket is really here!
Are you curious about the effects of food on the brain? Are you interested in psychology and neuroscience? Do you want to know how a biomedical experiment works? If you have answered “yes” to one of these questions, you might like to participate in a study about the effects of food on the brain, being conducting at the Department of Psychology at the Faculty of Health Sciences at UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
Eelke was interviewed by Khrono on the consequences of the long animal facility closure on her research activities. The article (in Norwegian) was published on Khrono on the 13th of March 2022.
Group Leader Professor
|Roy Heijkoop||Senior engineer|
|Jaume Ferrer Lalanza||Postdoc|
|Hamid Taghipourbibalan||PhD student|
|John Oyem||PhD student|
|Geed Assadi||Staff engineer|
|Kasper Kjelsberg||Staff engineer|
|Bernd Coester||Guest PhD|
|Jesper Solheim Johansen||Profesjonstudent|
|Ole Christian Sylte||Profesjonstudent|
|Jasmin Wilhelmsen||Bachelor student|
|Aslaug Angelsen||Bachelor student|
|Thor-Arne Sørlie||Bachelor student|
|Jan Hegstad||M. Psych.|
|Bjørn Skagen||M. Psych.|
|Danielle Houwing||Guest PhD|