Rory Pijnenburg, MSc
Research Assistant, Department of Psychiatry, University Medical Center Utrecht
Background: Biomedical Sciences, Neuroscience
My name is Rory Pijnenburg and my research focuses on integrating micro- and macroscale observations of the brain's network. I have always been fascinated by how our human body functions. Therefore, in 2010 I decided to start a Bachelor program in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maastricht. Here I learned a lot about the biology of us humans, and became especially intrigued by the inner workings of our brain.
Then a couple of years later, I decided to move to Antwerp, Belgium, to start a Master program in Neuroscience. Here I gained more knowledge about the different aspects of medical research and the (dys)functioning of our brain. After finishing the theoretical courses, I took my freshly obtained knowledge to the Max Planck Institute in Cologne, Germany, where I wrote my master thesis on the influence of microglia on the development of lesions caused by ischemic strokes.
In April 2017, I started as a research assistant here at the Dutch Connectome Lab.