Dr. Urte Neniskyte graduated from Vilnius University in 2008, receiving Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biochemistry. In 2012, received the Doctorate Degree in Biochemistry from St John's College, Cambridge (United Kingdom). 2013-2016, Postdoctoral Fellow at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (Italy) under the post-doctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme. In 2016, received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship. Research Fellow at the Vilnius University Life Sciences Centre.
Dr. Urtė Neniškytė’s field of scientific interest and work is the interaction of neurons and immune cells in the brain. Dr. Urtė Neniškytė researched the cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease and was the co-author for the first articles on cell death. The researcher is currently involved in the research of molecular mechanisms of brain network pruning, during which immune brain cells remove unnecessary connections from the developing neuron network, creating the conditions for the formation of a structurally and functionally developed network.
Together with co-authors, Dr. Urtė Neniškytė published more than 10 scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals, gave lectures in international conferences in Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, the Kingdom of Netherlands, France, Germany, the USA and elsewhere.
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