Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab

Julie Klinke

Graduate Student

I’m currently finishing up my research master’s in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Throughout my degree, I have focused on the mechanisms and treatment of chronic pain. I spent the first half of 2022 as part of the FMRIB P.A.I.N group at the University of Oxford, where I investigated the effects of central sensitization on treatment outcome in patients with newly diagnosed rheumatoid arthritis. My current main interest is how neuroimaging research can be combined with pain research. Getting to join the Loggia Lab for the last part of my degree presents a unique opportunity for me to broaden my methodological knowledge.

My master’s thesis focused on the biological mechanisms of chronic pain, including the role that glial cells may play. I’m incredibly excited to explore this further at the Loggia Lab – both by analyzing neuroimaging data from patients with knee osteoarthritis, and by learning from my fellow lab members.