PhD Students


Maja Rou Marstrand-Jørgensen
PhD student, MD
Dept. Neurology and Neurobiology Research Unit,
Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet,
Building 8057,
Blegdamsvej 9, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark
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3545 6706. DECT: 3545 3643

Curriculum vitae

Curriculum vitae

Scientific interests

I have a particular interest in neurology, especially epilepsy, focusing on molecular imaging using MRI and PET. Previously, I have worked with fMRI establishing resting-state features of distributed brain connectivity associated with personality traits. I have been scholarship student at a multimodal PET/fMRI study of brain mechanisms associated with the serotonin psychedelic psilocybin and 5-HT2A receptor modulation.


2021 - 2024: PhD student at Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

2021 -         : Teaching in neurological examination, University of Copenhagen.

2020 - 2021: Research Assistant at Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

2020: Basic clinical training for 6 months as a junior doctor (KBU) at Department of Neurology, The Neuroscience Center, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

2020: MD, Copenhagen University, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

2019 - 2020: Medical student at Department of Neurosurgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

2019 - 2022: Teacher in basic internal medicine at University College Copenhagen (KP).

2018 - 2019: One-year pre-graduate researcher at Neurobiological Research Unit, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.

2017 - 2018: Medical student at Department of Ophthalmology Ø36 at Rigshospitalet-Glostrup.

2016 - 2017: Scholarship student for 6 months at Digestive Disease Center at Herlev Hospital.

2015 - 2016: Scholarship student for 6 months at Department of Growth and Reproduction at Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen.


  1. Marstrand-Joergensen MR, Jensen RB, Aksglaede L, Duno M, Juul A. Prevalence of SHOX haploinsufficiency among short statured children. Pediatr Res. 2017 Feb;81(2):335-341. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.233. Epub 2016 Nov 4.
  2. Marstrand-Joergensen MR, Bertilsson S, Kalaitzakis E. Extrapancreatic infections are common in acute pancreatitis and they are related to organ failure: a population-based study. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Oct;32(10):1293-1300. doi:10.1097/MEG.0000000000001847
  3. Marstrand-Joergensen MR,Kalaitzakis E. Bacterial infections in acute pancreatitis. PMID: 33657608  DOI: 10.1097/MEG.0000000000002124
  4. Marstrand-Joergensen MRMadsen MKStenbæk DS, Ozenne B, Jensen PSFrokjaer VGKnudsen GMFisher PM. Default mode network functional connectivity negatively associated with trait openness to experience. PMID: 33891043. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsab048.


2019 ECNP: Travel grant award.

2017 EPC: Travel grant award.