Curriculum Vitae

 

Professional experience

since 04/2012 Research Group Leader „Psychopathology of the Social Brain“ at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Department of Social Neuroscience, Leipzig

11/2011 – 04/2012 Research staff at Heidelberg University, University Clinic Heidelberg, Section of Experimental Psychopathology and Neuroimaging, Heidelberg

02/2009 – 11/2011 Post-Doctoral researcher at the Central Institute of Mental Health, Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Mannheim

11/2008 – 01/2009 Post-Doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

10/2005 – 09/2008 PhD Student at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Graduiertenkolleg: Function of Attention in Cognition, University of Leipzig

 

Education

11/2014 Habilitation at Heidelberg University: “Neural bases of emotional processing in affective disorders” (Supervisor: Michèle Wessa)

01/2010 – 03/2011 State certificate in university didactics (Baden-Württemberg)

10/2008 PhD at the University of Leipzig (summa cum laude): “Exploring executive attention in emotion: ERP and fMRI evidence” (Supervisors: Sonja A. Kotz, Erich Schröger)

12/2004 – 04/2011 Postgraduate Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, IVT, Lübben

11/2005 Dipl.-Psych. at Dresden University of Technology (with distinction): “The concreteness effect in emotional words: ERP evidence from a hemifield study” (Supervisors: Angela D. Friederici, Thomas Goschke)

06/2004 M.Sc. at the University of Oregon (grade point average A): “Alerting and encoding as parallel independent processes” (Supervisors: Michael I. Posner, Mary K. Rothbart)

 

Scholarships and Awards

Prizes

2017 Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the German Research Foundation

2015 Member of Die Junge Akademie at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

2013 Lilly Young Investigator Fellowship in Bipolar Disorder

2013 Young Investigator Award of the European Brain and Behaviour Society

2013 Designated Rising Star by the Association for Psychological Science

2012 Young Investigator Award of the German Society for Psychophysiological Research and its Application

2008 Otto Hahn Medal of the Max Planck Society

2006 Werner Straub Award of the Psychology Department at Dresden University of Technology

2001 Poster Award at the 8th Congress of German Psychology Students

Scholarships

2005 – 2008 PhD scholarship of the German Research Foundation as part of the Graduiertenkolleg: Function of Attention in Cognition, University of Leipzig

2003 – 2004 Fulbright Scholarship

2000 – 2005 Scholarship evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst

Travel awards

2012 Travel Stipend of the German Academic Exchange Service for the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

2011 Travel Stipend of Heidelberg University for the International Conference on Bipolar Disorder, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 Travel Stipend of Heidelberg University for the Society for Psychophysiological Research Conference 2010, Portland, OR

2010 Travel Stipend of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences for the International Summer School in Affective Sciences 2010, Switzerland

2008 Travel Award of the EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society (ECNS) and The International Society for NeuroImaging in Psychiatry (ISNIP)

 

Grants

Research project P4 („Modulatory effects of oxytocin treatment on higher-order social cognition in ASD“, Co-PI with Tania Singer, Sören Krach, Frieder Paulus) of the ASD-net („Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan: From a better etiological understanding, through valid diagnosis, to more effective health care“), Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF, 2014-2018).

 

Reviewer for

European Research Council (ERC)
German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
United States – Israel Science Foundation
Israel Science Foundation

Acta Psychologica
American Journal of Psychiatry
Archives of General Psychiatry / JAMA Psychiatry
Behavior Research Methods
Behavioural Brain Research
Biological Psychiatry
Biological Psychology
Brain and Cognition
Brain Research
British Journal of Psychiatry
Cerebral Cortex
Cognition & Emotion
Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience
Emotion
Frontiers in Emotion Science
Human Brain Mapping
International Journal of Psychology
International Journal of Psychophysiology
Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Journal of Neuroscience
NeuroImage
Neuropsychology
Neuroscience
Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
Neuroscience Letters
Neuroscience Research
PLoS ONE
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA
Psychophysiology
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

 

Teaching

SS 2016 – Seminar „Clinical-psychologocial Diagnostics“ (Leipzig University)

2016 – Lecture “Emotion and Emotion Regulation” (International Max Planck Research School NeuroCom, Leipzig)

2015 – Lecture “Social Neuroscience: On Psychopathology and Plasticity” (International Max Planck Research School NeuroCom, Leipzig)

2015 – Lecture “Introduction to Social Neuroscience” (International Max Planck Research School NeuroCom, Leipzig)

WS 2013/2014 – Seminar „Personality Disorders“ (Leipzig University)

SS 2013 – Lecture „Emotion regulation“ (International Max Planck Research School NeuroCom, Leipzig)

WS 2012/2013 – Seminar „Affective Disorders“ (Leipzig University)

SS 2010 – Lecture „Bipolar Disorder“ (Graduate Program in Translational Neuroscience of the Collaborative Research Center 636, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim)

WS 2009/2010, 2010/2011 – Lecture and Seminar „Medical Psychology – Personality and Behavioral Styles“ (Heidelberg University)

SS 2009, 2010, 2011 – Lecture and Seminar „Medical Psychology – Theoretical and Practical Foundations“ (Heidelberg University)

WS 2009/2010 – Seminar „Medical Psychology – Diagnostics and Therapy“ (Heidelberg University)

WS 2006/2007 – Seminar „Language“ (Leipzig University)