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MSc. Lisa Schönfeld

E-mail: l.schonfeld@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology
School for Mental Health and Neuroscience
Maastricht University
P.O. Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands

For visitors:
Universiteitssingel 50, room 1.144
6229 ER Maastricht


Pubmed publications of Lisa Schonfeld

Curriculum vitae:

In 2006 Lisa Schönfeld came to Maastricht driven by the interest to study psychiatric diseases. After completing the bachelor in psychology, she wanted to look more in-depth into the molecular mechanisms underlying brain diseases to be able to design suitable therapeutic interventions. Therefore in 2009 Lisa opted for the research master track Fundamental Neuroscience and came in contact with the wide spectrum of neuroscience. During her master education she spend nine months as an intern at the Department of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology at the VU University Amsterdam, where she studied the contribution of GABAA receptors in relapse to nicotine addiction. Lisa graduated in 2011 belonging to the first cohort who received their master's degree in Fundamental Neuroscience. With the eye on conducting state-of-the-art research and developing new ways of treating neurological disorders, Lisa came back to the south in 2012 to become a PhD researcher. Her PhD project belongs to the Transnational University Limburg (tUL) and is shared between the group of Experimental Neurosurgery by Prof. Dr. Yasin Temel (Maastricht University) and the group of Functional Morphology by Prof. Dr. Sven Hendrix (Hasselt University).


During her PhD project, Lisa will focus on a mechanism called electrotaxis as an innovative way to guide endogenous stem cells to the site of cortical damage to yield functional regeneration. Research is conducted both at Maastricht and Hasselt University, creating a symbiosis of the specializations of both research institutes.