Demi attained a degree in Medicine from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She completed medical rotations with special interest in Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Psychiatry, and worked afterwards as a Junior Clinician at the Neurology department.
In addition, she attained an M.Res in Neuroscience (Hons) from the Erasmus University Rotterdam. She completed her Master’s in the lab of Professor Steven Kushner focussing on the myelination of GABAergic interneurons and its dynamics in both human and rodent neocortex. Her studies combined in vivo manipulation of neuronal activity, advanced confocal and super-resolution microscopy, and 3D single-cell reconstruction techniques.
Demi joined the Dupret group as a BBSRC-funded D.Phil student. She will study hippocampal network dynamics in memory-guided behaviour using multichannel extracellular recording techniques, projection-specific optogenetic manipulations and behavioural assessment.
Ultimately, Demi aspires to bridge the gap between (neuro)science, technology, and medicine.