Laura Mikél Mc Nair

Laura Mikél McNair

Postdoc

  • Peptides and Proteins

    Jagtvej 162, 2100 København Ø, FARMA, bygn. 30, Building: 040

    Phone: +45 35 32 61 32Mobile: +45 29 72 56 47

Knowledge of languages

Speaks and writes Danish and English fluently.

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Current Position

May 2016
– ongoing        

Post doc, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, UCPH, DK (supervisor Professor Dan Stærk)

Project (2019-ongoing): "Identifying novel drug scaffolds with relevance for psychiatric disorders by screening natural products in neurotransmitter uptake- and binding assays”

Project (2016-2018) in collaboration with industry partner: “Investigate the mechanisms underlying improved shelf-life of fermented milk-products”.

[Maternity leaves 15 Nov 2017 - 10 Aug 2018 (9 months) & 01 Mar 2020 - 28 Feb 2021 (12 months)]

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Other Current Responsibilities

 Mar 2019
– ongoing

Mar 2021
– ongoing

2016
– ongoing

 

Steering Committee member of the Social Capital Committee, University of Copenhagen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

PostDoc/Assistant prof. forum contact person, University of Copenhagen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

PharmaDanmark Club steering committee member, , University of Copenhagen, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology

 

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Education

Feb 2013
– Apr 2016

PhD student, Department of Drug Design and Pharmacology, UCPH, DK (supervisor Professor Helle S. Waagepetersen)
Dissertation: “Region Specific Evaluation of Cellular Metabolism in the Brain – Implications of Different Metabolic Mapping Strategies in Combination with NMR and GC-MS”
COURSE WORK – Data Visualisation, Project Management, Neuroanatomy of the Laboratory Animal, Responsible Conduct of Research, University Pedagogy, Neuron Glia Interactions, NMR Techniques in Drug Research, and multiple scientific summer schools. TEACHING – Pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, biochemistry.

Sep 2013
– Sep 2014

Postgraduate Fellow, Department of Diagnostic Radiology/MRRC, Yale University, New Haven, USA
Project: “Elucidating astrocyte-specific metabolic rates in multiple brain regions”

Sep 2010 – Sep 2012

M. Sc. Pharmacy, UCPH, DK
Thesis: “Investigating the neural consequences of prenatal nicotine exposure”

Jul   2011
– Jan 2012

Research exchange student, University of Bath, UK
Project:  “Exploring the role of learning and memory in drug addiction”

Sep 2006
– Sep 2010

B. Sc. Pharmacy, UCPH, DK

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Work Experience

Oct 2012
– Jan 2013

Manager, Global Pharmacovigilance, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Copenhagen, DK

2007 – 2011

Student, Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S, Copenhagen, DK

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Education

Pharmacist

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