Born in: the Netherlands
Primary research category: Neuroscience
Research location / employer: Amsterdam University Medical Center, Netherlands and Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
Fellowship dates: 2013-2018
- Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Amsterdam University Medical Center, 2020-present
- Assistant professor, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands, 2013-2020
- Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Radiology, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School, USA, 2011-2013
- Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neurology, VU University Medical Center, The Netherlands, 2010-2011
- PhD in Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2007-2010
- Master degree in Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands 2002-2006
- Undergraduate studies in Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Dr. Linda Douw’s research is focused on understanding the overarching mechanism and the nifty details making the brain the most complex network known to man. Her lab investigates the brain network and its fundamental properties in healthy people, its associations with cognitive functioning and cascadic demise in neurological disease, as well as its molecular underpinnings.
- Elucidated the global network topological alterations that explain general cognitive deficits and seizure vulnerability most in primary brain tumor patients.
- Reported the long-term cognitive sequelae associated with safe-dose radiotherapy in low-grade glioma patients.
- Contributed to understanding the neural correlates of cognitive functioning in terms of static and dynamic networks and connectivity in health and disease.
- Linked molecular attributes of glioma to behavioral phenotypes using the intermediate level of brain networks.
- Translated animal work on the association between neural activity and glioma growth to a patient population using magnetoencephalography.
- Vidi grant, Dutch Research Council (NWO), 2019
- Team Leader Grant, Amsterdam Neuroscience, 2015
- Veni from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, 2013
- Rubicon from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research, 2011
- René Vogels stipend, 2009