Anders Christian Meidahl
I joined the group in October 2016 as a DPhil student, and I will study Parkinson’s disease and its treatment.
I graduated with a first class degree in Medicine from Aarhus University, Denmark, and have since worked as a doctor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the National Hospital, University of Copenhagen. While pursuing my medical degree I studied for a year at Stanford University School of Medicine, USA, under the supervision of Professor David Yeoman, where I used herpes-based gene therapy vectors to manipulate nociceptive neuron excitability after traumatic brain injury. This won me the First Prize at the Danish Neurosurgical Society’s annual Research Competition.
During my medical studies I also received a scholarship to study the neuronal connections of the nucleus accumbens using MRI guided retrograde tracing injections at the Center for Experimental Neuroscience, Aarhus University Hospital, and carried out a pilot Deep Brain Stimulation to evaluate changes in neuroplasticity in areas connected to this nucleus.