Teaching and Mentoring

To me, mentoring and teaching are an integral part of being a scientist. Good mentoring and teaching is essential to provide a lasting contribution to the wider community: to help every individual achieve their highest potential as an independent, critical thinker, and to provide them with a solid foundation to achieve any of their goals. 

University of Amsterdam (2022 - present)

I contribute to the teaching programme of:

  • Bachelor Psychobiologie
  • Master Biomedical Sciences, track Physiology of Synapses and Networks
  • As well as guest lectures in other Bachelors and Masters offered by the University of Amsterdam

Princeton University (2018 - 2021)

  • Workshop leader for Neuroscience Seniors. Providing structured support and guidance for students dealing with the additional challenges of working on their senior thesis during a global pandemic.
  • Group leader of the Neuroscience Junior Tutorial

University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (2013-2017)

  • Lecturer on the course Honours Neuroscience for final year Honours Programmes for BSc Science, Medical and Veterinary students
  • Lecturer on the course Neural Circuits for Learning and Memory for year 4 undergraduate students

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2008-2012)

  • Teaching assistant on the course Neurophysiology for 2nd year BSc students Psychobiology
  • Teaching assistant on the course Neuroanatomy and Physiology, for first year BSc students Biomedical sciences and students Psychobiology

Supervision and mentoring of Undergraduate and Graduate students

  • Federico D'Agostino, University College London
  • Tiffany Chen, Princeton University
  • Rachel Humphries, University of Edinburgh
  • Antoine Georgiou, University of Edinburgh
  • Guus Teunisse, University of Amsterdam
  • Renate Buijink, University of Amsterdam
  • Jim Sellmeijer, University of Amsterdam
  • Dion Richardson, University of Amsterdam