Nicole Lind Henriksen
PhD Student, PhD fellow
The Graduate Programme for In Vivo Pharmacology and Experimental Animals
Neuropharm and Genetics
2200 København N.
Dyrlægevej 68, 1870 Frederiksberg C
2018-2022: PhD fellow, Section Comparative Pediatrics and Nutrition, Copenhagen University
My PhD focuses on the effect of dietary lipids on neurodevelopment using different porcine models of compromised neonates including premature, intra-uterine growth restricted and cholestatic piglets.
Project 1: Fat emulsifiers to improve neurocognitive development in a preterm piglet model
Project 2: The influence of dietary fat source in infant formula on neurodevelopment in intra-uterine growth restricted piglets
Project 3: Characterizing a neonatal cholestasis piglet model
2010-2016: MSc Veterinary medicine (Companion animal specialization), Copenhagen University
Master thesis: Comparison of canine intradermal and in vitro serum allergy tests
2016-2018: Research assistant, Veterinary Pathology, Copenhagen University
Research areas: Implant associated osteomyelitis in pigs, forensic bruising in pigs, sticky mink kits
Other relevant education:
Courses in Laboratory animal science (FELASA category ABD), Experimental surgery, Statistics, Basic neuroscience, In vivo pharmacology, Writing
Medical and surgical experimental animal work, primarily with pigs. This includes working with models of prematurity, intra-uterine growth restriction, neonatal cholestasis, implant-associated osteomyelitis and forensic bruising.
In vivo behavioural testing such as beam test, open-field, novel object recognition and spatial plus maze
Ex vivo analyses such as gross pathology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, conventional microbiology, qPCR and imaging
Forenisc pathological casework
Teaching and supervision of bachelor and master students