Ratz lab


Alexandra Jänis

Rotation student

Alexandra Jänis joined the Ratz Lab in March 2024 for a research placement as a part of her MSc in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet. She is engaged in a project focusing on the spatiotemporal profiling of synaptic cell adhesion molecule expression in the developing mouse brain using RNA-Seq.

In the spring of 2023, Alexandra graduated with a BSc in Biomedicine from Karolinska Institutet after completing a degree project in neurodevelopment in the Thomas Theil Lab at the Center for Discovery Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Her project used a cortical organoid model to investigate the effects of ASD-associated mutations in ciliary genes on neuronal differentiation and morphology.
In her free time, 

Alexandra is a frequent cinema-visitor, enjoys reading with a good cup of tea, tending to her plants, and volunteering in a variety of student organizations.

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