Alina Aaltonen

Alina Aaltonen

Phd Student
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C4 Neurovetenskap, C4 Forskning Santini, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am interested in brain development and developmental processes resulting in normal and abnormal brain function. I work with transgenic mouse models in order to study the cause of key symptoms of autism spectrum disorders.

    Bsc (Hons) in Medical Sciences from University of Edinburgh, and Msc (by research) in Neuroscience from University of Edinburgh.


  • My doctoral project is involved in trying to identify whether dysregulated protein synthesis may give rise to various symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. I also aim to determine whether there is an imbalance between striatal circuits in autism that may result in motor-related behavioural abnormalities such as repetitive behaviours. I am using the eIF4E Tg mouse model of autism, and performing whole-cell slice electrophysiology, biochemical and behavioural experiments in order to determine the neuronal circuits that result in autism-like repetitive behaviours in the eFI4E mice.

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