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The GSN Alumni Club

The primary aims of the GSN Alumni Club are:

  • Networking: Set up a network for all former GSN students (alumni).
  • Mentoring: Give advice to current students on their PhD/Master projects, provide feedback and offer support when issues arise.
  • Career development: Provide information on career possibilities, such as talks about current jobs.

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Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Ryan Alexander Alexander, Ryan M.Sc.

"Role of STIM proteins in mGluR1/TRPC3-dependent signaling in cerebellar Purkinje cells"

Georg Ammer Ammer, Georg Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst, "Functional Dissociation of Neural Circuits for Motion Vision in Drosophila"

Julian Ammer Ammer, Julian Dr. 

Dr. Felix Felmy, "Development and physiology of signal integration in the DNLL"

Dian Anggraini Anggraini, Dian Dr. 

Dr. Klaus Wunderlich & Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, Decision in Space: Reinforcement Learning Models Predict Individual Differences in and Neural Correlates of Strategy Adoption during Spatial Navigation

Efsun Annac Annac, Efsun Dr. 

PD. Dr. Thomas Geyer & Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, "Bi-directional relationship between attention and long-term context memory"

Franziska Auer Auer, Franziska Dr. 

Dr. Tim Czopka, "Investigating mechanisms of myelin sheath length regulation and plasticity"

Sepiede Azghandi Azghandi, Sepiede Dr. 

PD Dr. Christof Haffner, "Effect of HDAC9 Deficiency on Atherosclerosis and Stroke"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Armin Bahl Bahl, Armin Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst, "The role of direction-selective visual interneurons T4 and T5 in Drosophila orientation behavior"

Matilde Balbi Balbi, Matilde Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Plesnila, "Regulation of cerebral blood flow in health and disease"

Aarathi Balijepalli Balijepalli, Aarathi Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Klein, Role of EphA4 in Spinal Circuits Controlling Locomotion

Roberto Banchi Banchi, Roberto Dr. 

MSc Thesis: "Morpho-physiological Organization of vestibulo-ocular reflex behaviour in Axolotl"

PhD Thesis: Prof. Hans Straka, "Role of locomotor corollary discharges in sensory-motor integration in Xenopus laevis and Ambystoma mexicanum"

Martin Bartels Bartels, Martin Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Armin Giese, "Establishment of Novel Cell Culture Models of Parkinson´s Disease to Study Formation, Modulation, and Toxicity of α-Synuclein Oligomers"

Philipp Bastians Bastians, Philipp Dr. 

Dr. Moritz Helmstaedter, "Comparative cortical connectomics: three-layered cortex in mouse and turtle"

Karl Emory Bauer Bauer, Karl Emory
Valentin Baumann Baumann, Valentin M.Sc.
Efil Bayam Bayam, Efil Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, "Transcriptome analysis of adult neural stem cells and functional analysis of novel candidate genes TSP-4 and Uhrf1"

Ebru Baykara Baykara, Ebru Dr. 

PD. Dr. Marco Düring, Imaging markers of cerebral small vessel disease

Veronika Bednarova Bednarova, Veronika
Mona Gwendolyn Behrendt Behrendt, Mona Gwendolyn Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, "Glial Cell Reactivity in Mouse Models reflecting Different Aspects of Alzheimer's Desease"

Albert Berman Berman, Albert M.Sc.

"The effect of Methyphenidate on functional resting state connectivity in healthy adult subjects"

Sarah Berner Berner, Sarah Dr. 

"Structure-Function Relationships in the Auditory Brainstem"

Sarah Berner Berner, Sarah M.Sc. 

"Developmental Profile of the Cholernegic Modulation in the Auditory Breinstream"

Francesca Bocca Bocca, Francesca Dr. 

Dr. Paul Taylor, "Combined TMS-EEG Studies of Visual Attention"

Renee Marie Bogdanovic Bogdanovic, Renee Marie M.Sc.

"Effects of endocannabinoid system modulator JZL 184 in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy"

Rainer Bögle Bögle, Rainer Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Marianne Dieterich, "Modulation of the central vestibular networks through aging and high-strength magnetic fields: Implications for studies of vestibular function with functional magnetic resonance imaging"

Maximilian Bothe Bothe, Maximilian Sebastian Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Harald Luksch, Sensory processing in the infrared pathway of the western diamondback rattlesnake, Cortalus atrox

Marie-Luise Brandi Brandi, Marie-Luise Dr. 

Dr. Afra Wohlschläger, "An fMRI-Investigation on the Neural Correlates of Tool Use in Young and Elderly Adults"

Claudia Brem Brem, Claudia M.Sc. 

"An Analytical Treatment of the Reichardt Detector Response to Moving Egdes"

Tatiana Bremova Bremova, Tatiana Dr. 

Prof. Dr. h.c. Michael Strupp "Niemann-Pick type C disease: Effects of a therapy with acetyl-DL-leucine and vestibular function"

Lukas Adam Brostek Brostek, Lukas Adam Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, "Eye velocity gain fields for visuo- motor coordinate transformations: a multi-level analysis of neuronal activity in cortical area MSTd"

Isabel Yasmin Buchsbaum Buchsbaum, Isabel Yasmin
Wolfgang Bywalez Bywalez, Wolfgang Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger, "Physiology of rodent olfactory bulb interneurons"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Ruiyao Cai Cai, Ruiyao M.Sc.
Alexander Rhys Callan Callan, Alexander Rhys Dr. 
Germán Camargo Ortega Camargo Ortega, Germán Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz , "Thesis Title: Novel mechanisms of neurogenesis: the role of the new centrosomal protein Akna"

Siyi Chen Chen, Siyi Dr. 

PD. Dr. Markus Conci, "Object completion effects in attention and memory"

Susu Chen Chen, Susu M.Sc.

"Development and optimization of algorithms for EM image processing"

Kiri Anne Couchman Couchman, Kiri Anne Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe, "Receptor and Synapses in the MSO"

Fernando Cross Villasana Cross Villasana, Fernando Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Beckmann, "The cortical aftereffects of dynamic handgrip and the role of the electroencephalographic alpha and theta bands before and during visuomotor performance"

Luigi Cuturi Cuturi, Luigi Dr. 

Dr. Paul MacNeilage, "Intrinsic and Induced Biases in Self-Motion Perception"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Nisha Dalal Dalal, Nisha Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, "Cortico-hippocampal activations for high entropy visual stimulus: an fMRI perspective"

Ioanna Alkmini Damkou Damkou, Ioanna Alkmini
Amory H. Danek Danek (née Faber), Amory H. Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe, "Investigation of Insight with Magic Tricks: Introducing a Novel Paradigm"

Dana Darmohray Darmohray, Dana M.Sc.

"The effects of attention modulation on reward processing"

Nicholas A. Del Grosso Del Grosso, Nicholas
Idil Demircapa Demircapa, Idil
Aditi Deshpande Deshpande, Aditi Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, "Unravelling the presynaptic connections of adult-generated neurons: rabies virus-mediated tracing of monosynaptic connections onto newborn neurons"

Haike Dietrich Dietrich, Haike Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hans Straka, "Functional organization of extraocular motoneuron in a developmental context in Xenopus laevis"

Anna Dietze Dietze, Anna M.Sc. 

Psychophysical Measurements of Temporal Integration Effects in Cochlear Implant Users

Cristiana Dimulescu Dimulescu, Cristiana MSc. 

Multisensory Integration: A Brain Signal Variability Approach

Catherine Dippel Dippel, Catherine M.Sc.

"Immune function and tryptophan metabolism interaction in schizophrenia: Roles of antipsychotics and TLR 3 and TLR 4 activation"

Anselm Doll Doll, Anselm Dr. 

Dr. Afra Wohlschläger, "Brain Effects of Mindfulness in Three Modalities: Functional Activation and Connectivity during Task and Rest"

Amelia Douglass Douglass, Amelia Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Klein, "Neural circuit mechanisms underlying modulation of food consumption and reward by the central amygdala "

Elena Dragomir Dragomir, Elena

Dr. Ruben Portugues, "Perceptual Decision Making in Larval Zebrafish Revealed by Whole-Brain Imaging"

Abhilash Dwarakanath Dwarakanath, Abhilash M.Sc.

"On the effect of motion parallax in auditory depth perception"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Helena Ederle Ederle, Helena Dr. 

Dr. Dorothee Dormann, "Identification of nuclear export pathways of TDP-43 and FUS"

Erica Ehrhardt Ehrhardt, Erica Dr. 

Prof. Dr. George Boyan, "Early development of a sensory system: pioneer neurons in the antenna of the grasshopper Schistocerca gregaria"

Erica Ehrhardt Ehrhardt, Erica M.Sc. 

"Visual Processing under Fixational Eye Movements"

Jaime Eugenin von Bernhardi Eugenin von Bernhardi, Jaime M.Sc. 

"Profileration and Differentiation Behavior of NG2 cells modulated by neurnal activity"

Julia Ewerdwalbesloh Ewerdwalbesloh, Julia Dr. 

PD Dr. Patrick Khader "Cognitive Mechanisms and Neuronal Dynamics of Mental Images"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Tobias Feldmann-Wüstefeld Feldmann-Wüstefeld, Tobias Dr. 

Dr. Anna Schubö, "The role of context homogeneity in deployment of visual attention"

Caroline Fischer Fischer, Caroline
Marc Ford Ford, Marc Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe, "Structure-function relations in mammalian sound localization circuits"

Eva Fraedrich Fraedrich, Eva Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer & Dr. Virginia L. Flanagin, "The effects of spatially relevant and irrelevant optic flow: An investigation with fMRI"

Louise Delwen Franzen Franzen, Louise Delwen M.Sc.

"Effect of genetically encoded calcium indicators on cellular plasticity"

Louise Delwen Franzen Franzen, Louise Delwen Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Felix Felmy, "Developmental Refinements in Temporally Precise Auditory Brainstem Circuits"

Nikolai Franzmeier Franzmeier, Nikolai Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Michael Ewers, "Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Reserve in Alzheimer´s Disease"

Johanna Funk Funk, Johanna Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller & Dr. Kathrin Finke, "Subjective orientation perception in hemispatial neglect: Effects of internal and external mediators of subjective space perception and of feedback-based training"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Stephanie Ganzenmüller Ganzenmüller, Stephanie Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, "Effects of Sensory Feedback on Duration Reproduction - A Bayesian Approach to Characterize Sensorimotor Temporal Estimation"

Isabelle Garzorz Garzorz, Isabelle
Dr. Cornelia Geberl Geberl, Cornelia Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Lutz Wiegrebe, "Spatial and temporal resolution of bat sonar"

Anna Sophie Geserich Geserich, Anna Sophie Dr. 

PD Dr. Stylianos Michalakis, The TET3 Interactome - Novel Insights into Epigenetic Mechanisms in Development and Disease

Sarah Glim Glim, Sarah
Joanna Goc Goc, Joanna Dr. 

Dr. Christian Vollmar, "Establishing a novel diagnostic method to localize the epileptogenic zone in cryptogenic focal epilepsy"

Onur Gökce Gökce, Onur Dr. 

Dr. Volker Scheuss, "Channelrhodopsin Assisted Synapse Identity Mapping Reveals Clustering of Layer 5 Intralaminar Inputs"

Harriet Goschy Goschy, Harriet Dr. 

Dr. Michael Zehetleitner, "Top-down shielding from distraction in visual attention: Factors of influence"

Stefanie Götz Götz, Stefanie
Melanie Graetsch Graetsch, Melanie Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Steffen Gais, "Neuroimaging and Behavioral Investigations of Memory Consolidation during Sleep on Time Scales from Hours to Months"

Céline Gravot Gravot, Céline Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hans Straka, "I can see it in your eyes: What the Xenopus laevis eye can teach us about motion perception"

Mario Günther Günther, Mario
María Fernanda Gutiérrez Herrera Gutiérrez Herrera, María Fernanda Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Joachim Hermsdörfer & Dr. Styrmir Saevarsson, Neuroanatomy and Rehabilitation of the Directional Motor Deficits associated with Unilateral Neglect



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Olivia Haas Haas, Olivia M.Sc. 

"A population Coding Model for Cortical Colour Processing"

Olivia Haas Haas, Olivia Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Christian Leibold,  "Input-Dependent Neuronal Representations of Virtual Environments in the Hippocampus"

Nina Hanning Hanning, Nina Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Heiner Deubel, Visual attention and working memory in action: How eye and hand movements shape what we perceive and remember

Sara Hänzi Hänzi, Sara Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hans Straka, "Behaviour and ist consequences: Xenopus laevis wall following, swimming and corollary discharge"

Benjamin Haßfurth Haßfurth, Benjamin Dr. 

PD Dr. Ursula Koch, "Activity-Dependent Changes in a Neuronal Circuit Important for Sound Localization"

Pamela Hathway Hathway, Pamela M.Sc. 

"Neural Correlates of Spontaneous Pupil Fluctuations: An EEG / fMRI Study"

Ondrej Havlicek Havlicek, Ondrej Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Agniezska Wykowska, "The Challenges of Investigating the Sense of Agency by Explicit and Implicit Methods"

Michael Hegenloh Hegenloh, Michael Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, "Mechanisms of visual salience and memory on reaching and grasping behavior"

Melina Heinrich Heinrich, Melina Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Lutz Wiegrebe, "Aspects of spatiotemporal integration in bat sonar"

Franz Hell Hell, Franz Lukas
Franziska Hellmundt Hellmundt, Franziska M.Sc. 

"Space Representations by a network of Coupled neuronal oscillators"

Thomas Helmbrecht Helmbrecht, Thomas Dr. 

Dr. Herwig Baier, Functional anatomy of a visuomotor transformation in the optic tectum of zebrafish

Mike Hemberger Hemberger, Mike M.Sc.

"Functional and anatomical characterization of inhibitory neurons in the nucleus reticularis of mouse vibrissal thalamus"

Mario Hofweber Hofweber, Mario
Kamran Honarnejad Honarnejad, Kamran Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Jochen Herms, "Discovery and characterization of novel drugs for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease from a high-throughput compound screen"

Judita Huber Huber, Judita M.Sc. 

Multiscale imaging of neuronal activity using simultaneous calcium and functional magnetic resonance imaging in mice

Angelika Hummel Hummel, Angelika Dr. 

Msc: "Functional study of a novel alpha-synuclein misense mutaion in an overexpressing neroblasoma cell model"

PhD: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wurst, Dr. Daniela Vogt-Weisenhorn, "Analysis of a murine Pink1 deficiency in serotonergic and dopaminergic neurons in respect of Parkinson's disease"

Nadine Hummel Hummel, Nadine Dr. 

Dr. Virginia Flanagin, "Human self-motion perception – Sensory processing, adaption and training"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Stephanie Irving Irving, Stephanie


Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Mehrnoosh Jafari Jafari, Mehrnoosh Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Potschka, "Disease-associated modulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis"

Max Jativa Jativa, Max M.Sc. 

"Molecular basis of memory reconsolidation"

Laura T. Jiménez Barrón Jiménez Barrón, Laura T. M.Sc. 

"Implementing cell type specific Polygenic Risk Score models in schizophrenia research using deep learning techniques"

Donatas Jonikaitis Jonikaitis, Donatas Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Heiner Deubel, "Attentional Dynamics Before Coordinated Eye and Hand Movements"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Karola Käfer Käfer, Karola M.Sc.

"Long-term changes in neuronal activity in traumatized mice"

Jasmin Kajopoulos Kajopoulos, Jasmin
Axel Kammerer Kammerer, Axel Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Christian Leibold, "Memory Capacity in the Hippocampus: Influence of Inhibition and Remapping"

Chi-Ya Kao Kao, Chi-Ya Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Christoph W. Turck, "Pathway and biomarker discovery in a posttraumatic stress disorder mouse model"

Bert Karcher Karcher, Bert Dr. 

Prof. Oliver Scholz, "Wayfinding: An Interdisciplinary Journey into the Domain of Spatial Representation in Philosophy and Psychology"

David Kaufmann Kaufmann, David Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier, "How can we know what is "moral"? - Philosophical commitments in empirical research on moral judgment"

Christian Kellner Kellner, Christian
Alicia Kemble Kemble, Alicia MSc. 

Differential Remodeling of Excitatory and Inhibitory Fibers of the Reticulospinal Tract Following Spinal Cord Injury

Anna Klapetek-Dünnweber Klapetek-Dünnweber, Anna Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Heiner Deubel "The link between covert attention and saccade programming: Evidence from competitive tasks"

Anja Isabel Koch Koch, Anja Isabel Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, "A probalistic theory of salience: Attentional selection and capture"

Yvonne Kölsch Kölsch, Yvonne
Kyveli Kompatsiari Kompatsiari, Kyveli
Jorg Körner Körner, Jorg Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Klein, "Molecular mechanisms of EphB-ephrinB endocytosis in neural cells"

Kathrin Maria Kostorz Kostorz, Kathrin Maria
Krafft, Stefanie Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Straube, "Learned Control Over Spinal Nociception In Healthy Subjects And Patients With Chronic Back Pain"

Malte Kremer Kremer, Malte M.Sc.

Activity-dependent structural plasticity in the mushroom body calyx of Drosophila

Joseph Kröger Kröger, Joseph
Dr. Melanie Krüger Krüger, Melanie Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Straube, "Motor variability as a characteristic of the control of reaching movements: Influence of sensory input and task constraints"

Hakan Kucukdereli Kucukdereli, Hakan Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Klein, "Functional Mapping of Central Amygdala Feeding and Reward Circuits"

Alexandra Kupferberg Kupferberg, Alexandra Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, "Of men, monkeys, and machines. Behavioral and neural correlatives of goal understanding in humans and non-human primates"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Malina Lang Lang, Malina M.Sc.

The impact of temporal constraints on cooperation in joint action

Luisa Lange Canhos Lange Canhos, Luisa Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, "Regenerative Capacity of Reactive Astrocytes in vitro and in vivo"

Sarah Laurent Laurent, Sarah Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Edgar Meinl, "γ-secretase directly sheds the surviral receptor BCMA from plasma cells"

Manuel Lehm Lehm, Manuel
Este Leidmaa Leidmaa, Este Dr. 

Prof. Osborne Almeida, "Hedonic interruption of the physiological controls of eating: sites and mechanisms"

Aljoscha Leonhardt Leonhardt, Aljoscha Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst, "Circuits and Algorithms underlying Drosophila Motion Vision in Natural Environments"

Tjaša Lepko Lepko, Tjaša Dr. 

Dr. Jovica Ninkovic & Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, "The Role of Chromatin Associated Protein HMGB2 in Setting up Permissive Chromatin States for Direct Glia to Neuron Conversion"

Laura Leuchs Leuchs, Laura Dr. 

Dr. Victor Spoormaker, Tracking fear learning with pupillometry: Psychophysiological and neuroimaging investigations

Laurence Lewis Lewis, Laurence Dr. 

Dr. Ilona Grunwald Kadow, "A Neural Circuit For Resolving Sensory Conflict In Drosophila"

Lu Li Li, Lu Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Christian Leibold, "Intrinsic Structure of the Inferior Colliculus"

Zhuoliang Li Li, Zhuoliang M.Sc. 
Sabine Liebscher Liebscher, Sabine Dr. 

Prof. Mark Hübener, "Structural and functional alterations of cortical neurons in Alzheimer’s disease transgenic mice assessed by two-photon in vivo imaging"

Joachim Lipski Lipski, Joachim Dr. 

Dr. Stephan Sellmaier, "Intentionality and Neuroscience – Toward a Translation Between Mind and Brain State Descriptions"

Tamara Lorenz Lorenz, Tamara Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Sandra Hirche, "Emergent Coordination between Humans and Robots - Utilizing Movement Synchronization to Improve Human Robot Interaction"

Kristina Loy Loy, Kristina Dr. 

Dr. Florence Bareyre, "Remodelling of Spinal and Supraspinal Axonal Tracts following Spinal Cord Injury: Effects of Rehabilitation and Molecular Factors"

Dmitry Lyamzin Lyamzin, Dmitry Dr. 

Dr. Nicholas A. Lesica, "Correlations in Populations of Sensory Neurons"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Shouwen Ma Ma, Shouwen Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Manfred Gahr, "A telemetric approach for characterizing behavioral dynamics and neurophysiology of vocal interactions in Zebra Finches"

Sebastian Maas Maas, Sebastian M.Sc.

"The chromatin remodeling factor subunit Brg-1 and its role in adult neurogenesis in the SEZ"

Christine Macare Macare, Christine Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ettinger, "An Imaging (Behaviour-) Genetics Perspective on Schizotypy and Antisaccades"

Mathias-Hagen Mahn Mahn, Mathias-Hagen M.Sc.

"Dynamical modes in coupled large-scale networks"

Matthew Maisak Maisak, Matthew
Alexander Mathis Mathis, Alexander Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herz, "The representation of space in mammals: Resolution of stochastic place and grid codes"

Michaela Matthes Matthes, Michaela M.Sc.

"Database development and modelling of genetic networks in the mid-hindbrain region of the embryonic mouse"

Nicola Mattugini Mattugini, Nicola Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, Astrocyte Heterogeneity: from Brain Injury to Repair

Ümit Suat Mayadali Mayadali, Ümit Suat M.Sc. 

"Detection of rs-fMRI-Based Cortical Parcellation Differences at High Spatial and Temporal Resolutions via k-means++ Clustering"

Joanna McCarter McCarter, Joanna Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Melanie Meyer-Luehmann, "Dynamics of Amyloid Plaque Formation in Alzheimer´s Disease - A study in transgenic mice"

Silja McIlwrick McIlwrick, Silja Dr. 

Dr. Chadi Touma, "Genetic risk factors and early-life stress interact to shape endophenotypes of affective disorders: behavioral, neuroendocrine, and molecular consequences of a gene × environment interaction"

Matthias Meier Meier, Matthias Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst, "Functional characterization of the neural components in Drosophila motion detection"

Chun Meng Meng, Chun Dr. 

Dr. Afra Wohlschläger, "Brain Connectome in Major Depression and Preterm Born Individuals at Risk for Depression"

Mauro Miguel Monsalve Mercado Monsalve Mercado, Mauro Miguel Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Christian Leibold, "Space in the Brain - of Learning and Representations"

Satja Mulej Bratec Mulej Bratec, Satja Dr. 

Dr. Christian Sorg "Extending the Concept of Emotion Regulation with Model-Based fMRI"

Elisa Murenu Murenu, Elisa Dr. 

Prof Dr. Magdalena Götz, "Role of metabolism and epigenetics in forced and endogenous neurogenesis in vivo"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Daniel Nagel Nagel, Daniel Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Klein, "Analysis of adhesive and repulsive functions of FLRT proteins in central nervous system development"

Johannes Nagele Nagele, Johannes
Johannes Nehrkorn Nehrkorn, Johannes Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Herz, "Olfactory Learning in Drosophila – Learning from Models"

Kathrin Nehrkorn (neé Schüller) Nehrkorn (neé Schüller), Kathrin Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Plesnila, "The role of pericytes in microcirculatory dysfunction after subarachnoid hemorrhage"

Julia Neitzel Neitzel, Julia Dr. 

PD Dr. Kathrin Finke, "Using neuro-cognitive modelling to link attention deficits to structural and functional brain changes"

Maximilian Neuhaeusser Neuhaeusser, Maximilian M.Sc.

"Axon growth properties"

Ng_Judy King Man Ng, Judy King Man Dr. 

Dr. Klaus Dornmair & Dr. Edgar Meinl, "Anti-Neurofascin Autoantibodies: Assay Development and Analysis of Inflammatory Diseases of the Peripheral and Central Nervous System"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Miguel Eduardo Obando Leitón Obando Leitón, Miguel Eduardo M.Sc.

"Agency and social cues in robots"

Miguel Eduardo Obando Leitón Obando Leitón, Miguel Eduardo
Tuba Oguz Oguz, Tuba M.Sc.

"Odour Intensity Learning in Drosophila: Focusing on Intensity Learning"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Chenchen Pan Pan, Chenchen Dr.

Dr. Ali Ertürk, "Development of whole-body tissue clearing methods facilitates the cellular mapping of organisms"

Katarina Pankova Pankova, Katarina Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst, "Neurotransmitters in the neuronal circuit for motion vision in Drosphila melanogaster"

Lilia Papst Papst, Lilia
Stephanie Patchev (née Polta) Patchev (née Polta), Stephanie Dr. 

MSc: "The impact of disturbed sleed on the development of PTSD in an animal model"

PhD: PD Dr. Carsten Wotjak, "The Architecture and Limbic Activity Characteristics of Rapid Eye Movement Sleep as Symptomatic and Prognostic Factors in an Animal Model of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder"

Dinu Patirniche Patirniche, Dinu
Oriol Pavon Arocas Pavon Arocas, Oriol M.Sc. 

"Sleep Regulation in Drosophila"

Melanie Penning Penning, Melanie
Jairo Perez Osorio Perez Osorio, Jairo Dr. 

Dr. Agnieszka Wykowska, "Visual attention in social contexts"

Anja Peters Peters, Anja M.Sc. 

"Effects of partial sleep deprivation on the regulation of fear: A simultanous skin conductance response/fMRI study"

Stefania Petricca Petricca, Stefania Dr. 

Dr. Jovica Ninkovic, "Transcription factor Pax6 regulates cell cycle progression and cell fate determination: the modular logic of complex transcriptional control"

Frederike H. Petzschner Petzschner, Frederike H. Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, "Magnitude estimation in humans: a bayesian approach to characteristic behavior in path integration"

Dr. Sebastian Thomas Philipp Philipp, Sebastian Thomas Dr. 

Dr. Thomas Wachtler, "Information integration and neural plasticity in sensory processing investigated at the levels of single neurons, networks, and perception"

Martina Pigoni Pigoni, Martina
Nadezhda Pirogova Pirogova, Nadezhda M.Sc. 

"Direct measurement of temporal delays in motion detector input signals"

Pauline Popp Popp, Pauline Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Marianne Dieterich, A Multimodal Approach on the Consequences of Chronic Structural and Functional Vestibular Syndromes on Cognitve Function, Neural Processing, and Brain Structure

Lara Pourabdolrahim Pourabdolrahim, Lara
Ot Prat Fornsubirà Prat Fornsubirà, Ot


Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Vidya Ramesh Ramesh, Vidya Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, "Cellular and molecular function of Uhrf1 in neural stem cells"

Dragan Rangelov Rangelov, Dragan Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, "Sequence Effects in Simple Cognitive Tasks: The Mutliple-Weighting-Systems Hypothesis"

Linnea Ransom Ransom, Linnea M.Sc. 

"Establishing a CRISPR/Cas9 Screen to Find Modifiers of TDP-43 Toxicity"

Manuel Rausch Rausch, Manuel Dr. 

PD Dr. Michael Zehetleitner, "Content, granularity, and type 2 sensitivity of subjective measures of visual consciousness"

Philipp Rautenberg Rautenberg, Philipp Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Grothe, "Developmental Alterations and Electrophysiological Properties: a Morphological Analysis of Coincidense Detector Neurons in the Medial Duperior Olive"

Tim Reeß Reeß, Tim Dr. 
Eric Torsten Reifenstein Reifenstein, Eric Torsten M.Sc.

"Single-run phase precession in entorhinal grid cells"

Valentin Riedl Riedl, Valentin Dr. Dr. 

Dr. Afra Wohlschläger, "Intrinsic Functional Brain Networks in Health and Disease"

Isabelle Ripp Ripp, Isabelle M.Sc. 

"Multisensory integration processing during bimodal stimulation of the visual and olfactory system - an fMRI graph theoretical network analysis"

Benedetta Romano Romano, Benedetta

Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier, "Affective Processes and logical reasoning"

Elisabeth Rosner Rosner, Elisabeth
Christian Rössert Rössert, Christian Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, "Reverse Engineeering the Verstibular System: Intrinsic and Synaptic Contribution to Signal Processing in Frog Central Verstibular Neurons"

Thomas Edgar Roth Roth, Thomas Edgar Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Godehard Link, "On Domain Unifying Categorical Kinds - The Formation of a Psychophysical Algebra"

Adriana Lucía Ruiz Rizzo Ruiz Rizzo, Adriana Lucía Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, PD Dr. Kathrin Finke, "Visual Processing Speed in the Aging Brain"

Oana Georgiana Rus Rus, Oana Georgiana Dr. 

PD Dr. Katrin Koch, THE OBSESSED BRAIN: Functional and structural neural correlates in obsessive-compulsive disorder

Gianluca Luigi Russo Russo, Gianluca Luigi Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz, "Unraveling and overcoming hurdles in direct neuronal reprogramming"



Photo Surname, First name Title Supervisor, Thesis Title
Rebecca Sadler Sadler, Rebecca
Mehrdad Salmasi Salmasi, Mehrdad Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stefan Glasauer, "Information efficacy of a dynamic synapse"

Marian Sauter Sauter, Marian
Bernhard Schlagbauer Schlagbauer, Bernhard Dr. 

Dr. Thomas Geyer, "Dynamics of Perceptual Learning in Visual Search"

Magdalena Schlesiger Schlesiger, Magdalene Dr. 

"The role of the medial entorhinal cortex in hippocampal spatial and temporal coding".

Maximilian Schneider Schneider, Maximilian M.Sc.

"Evaluation of pupil dilation as a neurophysiological correlate of prediction error signaling in a predictive inference task"

Sarah Schneider Schneider, Sarah Dr. 

Dr. Leda Dimou, "Proliferating NG2-glia and their functional importance in the healthy and injured brain"

Maximilian Schneider Schneider, Maximilian Dr. 

Dr. Victor Spoormaker, Simultaneous Pupillometry and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) for the Detection of Stress-Related Endophenotypes

Monika Schönauer Schönauer, Monika Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Steffen Gais, "Sleep-dependent Consolidation in Multiple Memory Systems"

Anna Schuetzenberger Schuetzenberger, Anna

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst,

Anna Schuetzenberger Schuetzenberger, Anna M.Sc.

"Behavioral characterisation of the blowfly gaze stabilisation system"

Johanna Miriam Schuller Schuller, Johanna Miriam Dr. 

Prof. Hans Straka, "Functional Organization and Ontogeny of the Optokinetic Reflex in Xenopus Laevis"

Anne Schümann Schümann, Anne Dr. 

Dr. Corette Wierenga, "Structural dynamics of GABAergic axons in the face of changing neuronal activity: a study in hippocampal slice cultures"

Felicitas Selter Selter, Felicitas Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier, "Planning for the Future. Do Animals Have a Time-Relative Interest in Continuing to Live?"

Etienne Serbe Serbe, Etienne Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst "Analysis of the Neural Circuit Underlying the Detection of Visual Motion in Drosophila melanogaster"

Serhan, Bassam M.Sc. 

A Novel Method of Screening for Ca- Sensitive Photoacoustic Biosensors

Gil Sharvit Sharvit, Gil M.Sc.

"Modulation of response to pain in self and others by different meditation techniques - a functional magnetic imaging study"

Lee Simon-Vermot Simon-Vermot, Lee Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Micheal Ewers, "Association between resting-state functional connectivity, glucose metabolism and task-activation of neural networks"

Arun Singh Singh, Arun Dr. 

PD Dr. Kai Bötzel, "Human basal ganglia recordings from implanted deep brain stimulation electrodes and the microlesion effect"

Laura Sotillos Elliott Sotillos Elliott, Laura
Alexander Soutschek Soutschek, Alexander Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Torsten Schubert, "Conflict-specific mechanisma of cognitive control and their neural implemantation"

Victoria Splith Splith, Victoria
Iskra Stefanova Stefanova, Iskra Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Marianne Dieterich, "Age-related changes of the cortical visual-vestibular interaction in healthy subjects"

Steinert, Steffen Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmaier, "Amusement and Beyond – Challenges and New Directions for the Philosophy of Humor"



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Vilim Štih Štih, Vilim M.Sc. 

"Neural sequence representations influenced by context"



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Anna Stöckl Stöckl, Anna M.Sc.

"Encoding of communication signals in the weakly electric fish eigenmannia virescens"

Anton Sumser Sumser, Anton Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Bert Sakmann, "Structure and Dynamics of the Corticothalamic Driver Pathway in the Mouse Whisker System"



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Álvaro Tejero Cantero Tejero Cantero, Álvaro Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Christian Leibold, "Of Memories and Ripples - Functional and Mechanistic Aspects of Memory Sequences During Hippocampal Ripples"

Ana Luisa Terzian Terzian, Ana Luisa Dr. 

Dr. Carsten Wotjak, "Behavioral phenotypes of mice lacking cannabinoid CB1 receptors in different neuronal subpopulations - Focus on sex-related social interest"

Steffen Tiedt Tiedt, Steffen Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Martin Dichgans, "The role of blood-based biomarkers in ischemic stroke"

Barbara Trattner Trattner, Barbara Dr. 

PD Dr. Lars Kunz, "Endocannabinoid modulation and metabolic maturation in the superior olivary complex"



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Margarete Anna Überfuhr Überfuhr, Margarete Anna M.Sc. 

"Is Prebycusis predominantly metabolic?"

Habibe Üçpunar Üçpunar, Habibe Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Ilona Grünwald Kadow, "A Neuromodulatory Mechanism for State-Dependent Nutrient Detection in Drosophila"



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Kosisochukwu Umeasalugo Umeasalugo, Kosisochukwu


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Gülçin Vardar Vardar, Gülçin M.Sc.

"Brain architecture and synaptic function in the absence of syntaxin-1 isoform"

Katharina Volkening Volkening, Katharina Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Ingo Keller, "Processing of time and space in visuo-spatial neglect and the influence of galvanic vestibular stimulation"

Eva-Lotta von Rüden von Rüden, Eva-Lotta Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Potschka, "Pharmacological and genetic modulation of the endocannabinoid system: Evaluation of preventive strategies in the amygdala kindling model of temporal lobe epilepsy"



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Ludwig Wallmeier Wallmeier, Ludwig Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Lutz Wiegrebe, "Human spatial orientation in virtual echo-acoustic environments – A new acoustic simulation approach to echolocation and echo suppression"

Inanna Warnhoff Warnhoff, Inanna MSc. 

The role of insular cortex in innate fear

Franz Weber Weber, Franz Dr. 

MSc: "Estimation of Dynamic Receptive Fields of Motion-Sensitive Neurons"

PhD: Prof. Dr. Alexander Borst, "System Identification of Optic-Flow Processing Neurons in the Fly: Single Cell and Small Circuit Models"

Christian Webhofer Webhofer, Christian Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Walter Zieglgänsberger and Prof. Dr. Christoph Turck, "Antidepressant activated biochemical pathways and biomarker candidates"

Simon Weiler Weiler, Simon Dr. 

Dr. Volker Scheuss, "Integrated Circuit Analysis of the Mouse Visual System"

Marta Wesolowski Wesolowski, Marta Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Martin Kerschensteiner, In vivo analysis of calcium initiated axon degeneration in an animal model of MS

Ghabiba Weston Weston, Ghabiba
Iris Wiegand Wiegand, Iris Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, "Components of aging: neurophysiological markers of age-related changes in visual attention"

Dr. Eva Wiese Wiese, Eva Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Hermann Müller, "Making eyes with others: how context information modulates attentional orienting to gaze direction"

Yunmin Wu Wu, Yunmin
Max Wühr Wühr, Max M.Sc.

"Multisensory regulation of gait variability"

Hilary Wunderlich Wunderlich, Hilary
Magdalena Wutte Wutte, Magdalena Dr. 

Dr. Virginia L. Flanagin, "Understanding space by move through it: Neural networks of motion- and space processing in humans"



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Xianyuan Xiang Xiang, Xianyuan


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Ksenia Yashina Yashina, Ksenia Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Herwig Baier & Prof. Dr. Andreas Herz, Learning in a Small Vertebrate: a Novel Paradigm for Juvenile Zebrafish to Study Conditioned Place Avoidance

Ali Yousefi Yousefi, Ali Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Stephan Sellmeier, "Reading Through Mirror Neurons? MindReading Reconsidered"



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Katharina Zech Zech, Katharina M.Sc. 

"Investigation of structural brain alterations in OCD patients via neuroimaging methods"

Chengyu Zou Zou, Chengyu Dr. 

Prof. Dr. Jochen Herms, "The Structural Plasticity of Dendritic Spines in Amyloid Precursor Protein Transgenic and Knockout Mouse Models"