The AK stands for Alexandra Katariina.
Jacobs is my maiden name, which I’m continuing to use professionally.
My pronouns are she/her/hers.
I’m a systems neuroscientist looking to use her skills in a translational context: one where basic research is applied to benefit humans.
I’ve studied in Edinburgh, Sydney and London, worked at UCL and the Ryu Lab.
My list of publications, with free PDFs where possible, is here.
You can also find my full CV in PDF format if that’s what you’re after; I’ve got a short and a long (cause I’m an academic) version for you.
You can find me on LinkedIn, Twitter, GoogleScholar, GitHub, although I’m not very good at keeping those profiles uptodate.
Cause I love to read, you’ll find me most active on Goodreads. Please, I’d love more Goodreads friends.
I’m a triple citizen, speak seven languages, and have travelled to 50+ countries, often solo backpacking.
I’m also a synesthete, chronic migraineur, and have had a run into PTSD too.
I have a dog called Dali, and am an avid latin dancer when not stuck at home because of a pandemic or a migraine.
For the most part, I’ve lucked into a privileged life, which is why I like to volunteer and give back when I can.
I deeply believe that diversity is beneficial and that we can all learn from each other, and I seak to be an ally to the LGBTQ+, BIPOC & disability communities.
More content will be added as I build this website.