MSc biology, 2002
Robrecht Raedt was born September 19, 1980 in Kortrijk (Belgium). He obtained his Masters degree in Biology at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2002. In 2007, he successfully completed his PhD research at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of Ghent University. The topic of his PhD research was ‘Cell Therapy for Epilepsy’. This work implicated isolation and culture of stem cells, biochemical characterization of cell clones, cell grafting in various epilepsy models, immunohistochemistry, etc.
He worked as a postdoc at the Laboratory for Clinical and Experimental Neurophysiology, Neurobiology and Neuropsychology at Ghent University (LCEN3) on unraveling the mechanism of action of neurostimulation therapies for epilepsy (vagus nerve stimulation and deep brain stimulation) both in animal models as in patients with epilepsy. This work involved techniques such as microdialysis and intracranial electrophysiology in rats and single-unit recording in humans.
Since he was appointed as a Assistant Research Professor at Ghent University in 2011, Robrecht Raedt is doing research on the neural basis of behavioral control (cognitive and emotion control) using intracranial recording and neuromodulatory techniques during cognitive testing both in humans as in animal models.
Robrecht Raedt was also associated to the University of Lethbridge (Dr. McNaughton lab) from 2012 to 2014 to investigate the neural dynamics leading to the development of spontaneous epileptic seizures using high density recordings in the hippocampus of rodent models for epilepsy. In addition, he is involved in modulation of neural circuitry using optogenetics and DREADD technologies.