Lasse Christiansen

Email

Tel.

+45 5385 3305

Position

Postdoc

Research Interests

My research interest circles around sensorimotor control, motor learning and in particular central nervous plasticity. Through brain stimulation and electrophysiology, I have explored neural processes underlying motor skill learning and recovery of sensorimotor functions following CNS lesions. Recently I have been working with non-invasive plasticity protocols targeting the injured spinal cord. I have a strong interest in identifying determinants of individual variability in motor control, motor learning and response to non-invasive brain stimulation

Research Groups

Precision Neuromodulation and Therapy group
Movement Disorders group
Brain Stimulation group (Group Leader)
ContAct
BaSiCs
Brain Maturation

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2015

PhD in Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen

2011

MSc in Human Physiology, University of Copenhagen

2009

BSc in Sport and Exercise Science, University of Copenhagen

Employments

2019 - Present

Postdoctoral Research Associate, DRCMR

2018 - 2019

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Motor Perofrmance and Health, NEXS, University of Copenhagen

2015 - 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami

2012 - 2015

PhD student, Copenhagen Neural Control of Movement, NEXS & INF, University of Copenhagen

2011 - 2012

Research Assistant, Copenhagen Neural Control of Movement, NEXS & INF, University of Copenhagen

Publications

Christiansen, L., Thomas, R., Beck, MM., Pingel, J., Andersen, J.D., Mang, CS., Madsen, MAJ., Roig, M. & Lundbye-Jensen, J. (2019) The Beneficial Effect of Acute Exercise on Motor Memory Consolidation is Modulated by Dopaminergic Gene Profile. Journal of Clinical Medicine 8.5  578.

Piil, JF., Lundbye-Jensen, J., Christiansen, L., Ioannou, L., Tsoutsoubi, L. , Dallas, CN., Mantzios, K., Flouris, AD., Nybo L (2018) High prevalence of hypohydration in occupations with heat stress - perspectives for performance in combined cognitive and motor tasks.  Plos One

Christiansen, L. & Perez, MA. (2018) Targeted-Plasticity in the Corticospinal Tract After Human Spinal Cord Injury. Neurotherapeutics: 1-10.

Christiansen, L., Urbin, MA., Mitchell GS & Perez, MA. (2018) Acute intermittent hypoxia enhances corticospinal synaptic plasticity in humans. eLife 7: e34304.

Kurtzer, I., Bouyer, L. J., Bouffard, J., Jin, A., Christiansen, L., Nielsen, J. B., & Scott, S. H. (2018). Variable impact of tizanidine on the medium latency reflex of upper and lower limbs. Experimental brain research, 1-13.

Christiansen, L., Madsen, MAJ., Bojsen-Møller, E., Thomas, R., Nielsen, JB., & Lundbye-Jensen, J. (2018). Progressive practice promotes motor learning and repeated transient increases in corticospinal excitability across multiple days. Brain stimulation 11.2: 346-357.

Christiansen, L., Larsen, M. N., Grey, M. J., Nielsen, J. B., & Lundbye‐Jensen, J. (2017). Long‐term progressive motor skill training enhances corticospinal excitability for the ipsilateral hemisphere and motor performance of the untrained hand. European Journal of Neuroscience45(12), 1490-1500.

Thomas, R., Johnsen, L. K., Geertsen, S. S., Christiansen, L., Ritz, C., Roig, M., & Lundbye-Jensen, J. (2016). Acute exercise and motor memory consolidation: the role of exercise intensity. PloS one11(7)

Thomas, R., Beck, M. M., Lind, R. R., Korsgaard Johnsen, L., Geertsen, S. S., Christiansen, L., ... & Lundbye-Jensen, J. (2016). Acute exercise and motor memory consolidation: the role of exercise timing. Neural plasticity2016.

Thomas, R., Flindtgaard, M., Skriver, K., Geertsen, S. S., Christiansen, L., Korsgaard Johnsen, L., ... & Roig, M. (2016). Acute exercise and motor memory consolidation: Does exercise type play a role?. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports.

Nielsen, J. B., Willerslev-Olsen, M., Christiansen, L., Lundbye-Jensen, J., & Lorentzen, J. (2015). Science-based neurorehabilitation: recommendations for neurorehabilitation from basic science. Journal of motor behavior47(1), 7-17.

Randers, M. B., Nybo, L., Petersen, J., Nielsen, J. J., Christiansen, L., Bendiksen, M., ... & Krustrup, P. (2010). Activity profile and physiological response to football training for untrained males and females, elderly and youngsters: influence of the number of players.Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports,20(s1), 14-23.

Krustrup, P., Hansen, P. R., Andersen, L. J., Jakobsen, M. D., Sundstrup, E., Randers, M. B., Christiansen L., ... & Bangsbo, J. (2010). Long‐term musculoskeletal and cardiac health effects of recreational football and running for premenopausal women. Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports,20(s1), 58-71.

Non-peer reviewed publications incl. book chapters

Christiansen L & Petersen NC, Hjernens talent for styrring af bevægelser, Hjerneforum. 2017

Christiansen L, Nielsen JB, (2016). Kroppens atomer, molekyler, celler og energiomsætning. In Fra Tanke Til Handling-Bevægelsens Neurobiologi (pp. 13-51). Hjerneforum.

Nielsen JB, Christiansen L, (2016). Det Motoriske Systems Neuroanatomi. In Fra Tanke Til Handling-Bevægelsens Neurobiologi (pp. 64-80). Hjerneforum.

Christiansen L, Nielsen JB, (2016). Det Autonome Nervesystem, In Fra Tanke Til Handling-Bevægelsens Neurobiologi (pp. 177-183). Hjerneforum.

Nielsen JB, Christiansen L,  Christensen MC, (2016). Sanserne og motorisk kontrol. In Fra Tanke Til Handling-Bevægelsens Neurobiologi (pp. 210-234). Hjerneforum.

Lundbye-Jensen J, Christiansen L, Nielsen JB, (2016). Neuroplasticitet, In Fra Tanke Til Handling-Bevægelsens Neurobiologi (pp. 260-276). Hjerneforum

Lundbye-Jensen J, Christiansen L, Christensen MC, Nielsen JB, (2016). Motorisk indlæring, In Fra Tanke Til Handling-Bevægelsens Neurobiologi (pp. 277-298). Hjerneforum

Christiansen L, (2016). Eksperten, talentet og deres hjerner In Fra Tanke Til Handling-Bevægelsens Neurobiologi (pp. 319-334). Hjerneforum.

Christiansen L. Motor Skill Learning and Corticospinal Excitability: A Critical Appraisal. Diss. Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Sciences, University of Copenhagen, 2015.

Christiansen L & Willerslev-Olsen M, Antispastisk medicin hæmmer motorisk indlæring,, Fysioterapeuten NR. 12 December 2012,

Christiansen L, Medicinsk Benspænd, Ryk! Magasin nr. 1 2012,