Mie Kristensen, Assistant professor07. June 2019
What motivated you to become a scientist?
I have always been curious and very detail oriented. Becoming a scientist was, however, not a childhood dream, but came rather late to me. I started studying biochemistry at University of Copenhagen (UCPH) due to a general interest in biology and chemistry, but it wasn’t until I started my Master’s thesis work that I realized that a PhD was actually the way to go for me. Today, I am very happy that I made that choice!
How did you end up doing what you do today?
I hold a Master’s degree from UCPH but carried out my Master’s thesis work within developmental neurobiology at Max Delbrück Centrum for Molecular Medicine in Berlin. Thereafter, I continued for a year as Research Assistant at Max Delbrück before starting my PhD at the Department of Pharmacy at UCPH. The focus of my PhD was oral delivery of biologics and I continued within that field for 1½ year as Postdoc. My main interests lie within biological barriers as barriers towards successful drug delivery, and for the last two years I have been employed as Assistant Professor in the CNS Drug Delivery and Barrier Modelling group headed by Birger Brodin.
What are you working on at the moment?
Within the RIBBDD network I am involved in projects exploiting so-called cell-penetrating peptides as shuttles for brain drug delivery. More specifically, my role is studying if and how such peptides are taken up by the blood-brain barrier endothelial cells and potentially translocated to the brain.
What do you think the most exciting thing about being a scientist is?
The most exciting thing about being a scientist must be the fact that new puzzling questions continuously pop up.
What do you do when you are not working?
I (of cause) love spending time with my husband and 6 year old son! Also, spending time with friends, going to concerts, dining out (and in), and traveling are among my favorite things to do.
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