A newly graduated PhD from the Nykjær Lab

Wednesday 21 February, Lucie Woloszczukova, recieved the title as PhD with specialty in the role of SorCS2 and SorCS3 in neurodevelopment. Lucie will continue as a postdoc in Nykjær Lab.

From the left: Prof. Marina Romero-Ramos, Assoc. Prof, Emma Andersson, Asst. Prof, Alena Salasova, Prof. Anders Nykjær, PhD Lucie Woloszczukova and Associate Faculty Guido Hermey. Photo: Susanne Schousboe Sjøgaard, DANDRITE

The opponents of the defense were Associate Professor Emma Andersson from the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden and Associate Faculty Guido Hermey, Priv.-Doz. Dr. from Center for Molecular Neurobiology, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany and Professor Marina Romero-Ramos from the Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University. 

Lucie's PhD-project evolved around the function of SORCS2 and SORCS3, which belong to the Vacuolar Protein Sorting 10 protein domain (VPS10p-D) family of single-pass transmembrane receptors involved in intracellular sorting and membrane signaling. Over the last two decades, these receptors have become a hotspot across translational neuroscience as their mutations are tightly linked to the etiology of multiple neurodevelopmental disorders, such as ADHD, Autism spectrum disorder or Tourette´s syndrome. Thus, this PhD project explores the mechanism of SorCS2 and SorCS3 involvement in the neural development.

Congratulations to Lucie on her new title.