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CV

CLAIRE FRANCESCA MEEHAN

Current Position

Associate Professor (Lektor)
Department of Neuroscience
Panum Building 33.3
University of Copenhagen
Denmark

EDUCATION

Feb 2005 Ph.D. Neurological Studies
Institute of Neurology (University College London), UK Supervisor: Dr Peter Kirkwood

August 2000 MSc. Clinical Neuroscience
Institute of Neurology (University College London)/National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, UK
(Short Project: Human TMS. Supervisor Prof John Rothwell)

CURRENT AND MOST RECENT POSITIONS

Dec 2013 Associate professor (Lektor)
Dept. of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Feb 2013 Assistant professor (Adjunkt)
Dept. of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2007-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow
(Coordinator Mouse Laboratory, Neural Control of Movement Research Group: Hans Hultborn / Jens Bo Nielsen,
University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

2004 – 2007: Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Physiology. Laboratory of Dr P Ken Rose, Queens University, Canada

EXTERNAL RESEARCH GRANTS

2017-2020 Læge Sofus Carl Emil Friis og Hustru Olga Doris Friis' Project Grant: 760 000 DK
Role: Principle investigator.

2017-2018 Danish Research Council Pregraduate Scholarship to Sara Klingenberg: 144 000 DKK

2014-2016 Lundbeck Foundation: Project grant: 2, 000 000 DKR
Role: Principle investigator.

2011-2013 Lundbeck Foundation: Project grant: 1,600 000 DK
Role: Principle investigator.

2010-2011 Marie Curie Research Fellowship, 1 518 440 DK
European Union FP7 program, Brussels, Belgium/EU

2000-2003 Medical Research Council (UK) PhD Studentship

Specific skills

  • Intracellular recording in adult mice in vivo
  • Neuroanatomical skills (including tracing, immunohistochemistry and confocal microscopy)
  • Electrophysiological techniques in humans

MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

For the past 8 years I have established, managed and funded an in vivo electrophysiology laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at The University of Copenhagen.

TEACHING (at University of Copenhagen)

Bachelor Medicine: Semester 2 and 3 Courses:

  • Kursus I excitable celler (Practicals),
  • Kursus i centralnervesystemets struktur og funktion (lectures, case studies, EMG practicals and examiner)

Masters in Human Biology:

  • Course in Neuronal signalling (lectures and practicals in neuroanatomy)
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology (lectures in local and general anaesthesia)
  • Advanced Cell Biology/ Molecular Biology and Genetics (Supervisor for theoretical Projects)

SUPERVISIONS OF STUDENTS

2009-2017:
Bachelor Project Students: 10
MSc Students: 6
PhD Students : 1 (as project supervisor) successfully defended, 1 current

COLLABORATIONS

Local:

  • Ass. Prof. Mihai Moldovan/Prof. Christian Krarup (University of Copenhagen/Rigshospital): Neuronal excitability in transgenic models of motor disorders.
  • Prof. Ole Kiehn: (co-supervised PhD student from 2017)

National:

Part of a new Danish ALS consortium (including Ass. Prof. Mai Marie Holm and Ass. Prof. Thomas Holm Pedersen, Arhus University and Mihai Moldovan, University of Copenhagen).

International:

  • Prof. Mahmoud Kiaei (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences US) Providing the Profilin 1 ALS model.
  • Prof. Alexander George Rabchevsky (The University of Kentucky College of Medicine. US):