Mari Aksnes

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Geriatric Medicine
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Phone +47 47303885
Visiting address Kirkeveien 166 Bygg 20 0450 Oslo
Postal address OUS HF Ullevål sykehus Postboks 4956 Nydalen 0424 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Medicine (Student)

Research interests 

I am interested in the biological changes associated with neurodegeneration; how does neurodegeneration develop in the brain and how does it affect brain function? Further understanding of these changes can hopefully contribute to better identification, treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's disease.  

In my PhD-project I am researching biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease, biological changes associated with the disease that can contribute to better and earlier diagnostics. 



  • 2018 - 
    University of Oslo, PhD fellow in Geriatrics and Neuroscience 
  • 2015-2017 
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, MSc in Neuroscience 
    "Effect of cerebrospinal fluid from patients with Alzheimer's disease on protein expression in the hippocampal region of a transgenic rat model of Alzheimer's disease" 
  • 2012-2015
    University of Durham, BSc in Psychology
    "The effects of forced fixation on diagnostic and non-diagnostic facial features on emotion identification: Exploring the association with callous-unemotional traits, alexithymia and empathy" 

Work experience

  • 2018 - University of Oslo, 
    PhD fellow in Geriatrics and Neuroscience, Ullevål Dementia Research Group
  • 2018 Oslo University Hospital, Maria Korsnes' research group
    Research assistant
  • 2017 - 2018 Forskerfabrikken
    Course leader for two "Researcher"-courses for school children 
  • 2017 - Bjørknes Høyskole
    Supervisor and examinator
Published Jan. 14, 2019 11:51 AM - Last modified June 13, 2019 11:37 AM