RASA GULBINAITE

I'm too young to write an autobiography, but here is the start.


I
was born “on the paper” in Kaunas (practically in Klaipeda maternity home) and grew up in Vilnius (Lithuania). In year 2001 I started a training as a medical doctor at Vilnius University. However, soon it was clear that biochemistry and physics were much more interesting than internal medicine. In 2003 I decided to pursue an academic career (Biophysics and Neurobiology).

 

I did my PhD at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) under the supervision of Hedderik van Rijn and Addie Johnson. Using EEG as a primary tool this work provided neural evidence for the proposed relationship between individual differences in working memory capacity and attentional control.

 

Thereafter, I moved to the Pink City in the South of France where I studied interaction between rhythmic sensory stimuli (visual and tactile) and intrinsic brain rhythms combining psychophysics, modelling, and EEG experiments in the lab of Rufin VanRullen (Centre de Recherche Cerveau & Cognition, Toulouse, France). 

After a few fruitful months at the University of Lethbridge in a group of Majid Mohajerani learning ins and outs of widefield imaging, I came back to France to the lab of Mathilde Bonnefond (Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon) to study the role of cross-frequency interactions in visual perception and attention using high-precision MEG.

And now I am back in Amsterdam as Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow to work on network resonance in the visual cortex Alexander Heimel's group (Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience).

Here you can find my CV.

 

Contact: rasa.gulbinaite(at)gmail.com