Alice Koltchev

PhD Student

Alice Koltchev joined Sonja Hofer’s lab in August 2020. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Neuroscience from King’s College London, where she investigated using Neurotrophin-3 to encourage plastic alterations in locomotor function and central nervous system cellular organization following thoracic spinal cord injury. In the Hofer Lab, she is studying the role of thalamic inhibition from the vLGN in mediating innate escape, exploratory, and anxiety-related behaviours, as well as how vLGN connectivity and plasticity contribute to each of these behaviours. Alice started as a PhD student in Sonja Hofer’s lab in September 2021.