Hello and welcome!

My name is Iasmina (with an “i”) and I administer a personal blog called Finding Neuron, where I post articles related to neuroscience, as well as short literary writings.

I am currently doing a Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences with a Major in Neuroscience at Heidelberg University, in Germany. I finished my undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester, UK, with a BSc. in Neuroscience. Following my graduation, I became a Visiting Academic at the same university, for a year, in order to continue my bachelor thesis project about attention to odours in mice, which resulted in a publication in Behavioural Brain Research, entitled: “Quantifying how much attention rodents allocate to motivationally-salient objects with a novel object preference test”. In the past, I have done an internship in Vienna, Austria, at the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, working in oncology research.

I have previously volunteered for environmental, conservational and social projects, as well as at animal shelters, in Romania, Greece and Austria. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the violin and horse riding.

If you want to engage with me, please visit my ResearchGate @Iasmina Hornoiu, contact me via email @iasmina@hornoiu.com, or leave a comment under one of my articles.