Femke Waleboer

PhD student

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    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
    Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
    Department of Integrative Neurophysiology (INF)
    W&N building
    De Boelelaan 1085
    1081 HV Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

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Short CV

2023 – present PhD candidate Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2021 – 2023 M.Sc. Neuroscience Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2017 – 2021 B.Sc. Biomedical Sciences Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


In October 2023 I started my PhD at the INF under the supervision of Christiaan de Kock. Using a multi-modal approach based on electrophysiology, morphology, and transcriptomics we aim to characterize human cortical cellular diversity and specialization.

I did my Bachelor’s in Biomedical Sciences and my Master’s in Neurosciences both at the VU in Amsterdam. My first Master’s internship focused on the characterization of human neurons in deep layers of the cortex based on electrophysiology and morphology. The second internship aimed to unravel the role of α-synuclein in the intrinsic apoptosis pathway in a Parkinson’s disease cellular mouse model using protein analysis.

Highlighted publications

Jim Berg, Staci A. Sorensen, Jonathan T. Ting, Jeremy A. Miller, Thomas Chartrand, Anatoly Buchin, Trygve E. Bakken, Agata Budzillo, Nick Dee, Song-Lin Ding, Nathan W. Gouwens, Rebecca D. Hodge, Brian Kalmbach, Changkyu Lee, Brian R. Lee, Lauren Alfiler, Katherine Baker, Eliza Barkan, Femke Waleboer and others, Human neocortical expansion involves glutamatergic neuron diversification, Nature volume 598, pages151–158 (2021) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03813-8