- since 04/2018
Full Professor, Department of Animal Physiology, Institute of Biology, Leipzig University
- 09/2009 - 03/2018
Emmy Noether Group Leader/Lecturer and Habilitation, Institute of Physiology, Medical Faculty, University of Würzburg
- 12/2007 - 08/2009
Postdoctoral fellow, Carl-Ludwig-Institute of Physiology, Leipzig University
- 12/2006 - 12/2007
Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, University of Würzburg
- 09/2002 - 11/2006
Doctoral studies (Dr. rer. nat.), European Neuroscience Institute, University of Göttingen
- 10/1998 - 07/2002
Undergraduate Biology studies, B.Sc. with Honours in Neurosciences, University of Glasgow, Scotland
My research group studies molecular mechanisms of neuronal communication with a particular focus on synaptic plasticity and mechanosensory physiology. To this end, we combine neuro- and optogenetics, electrophysiology, behavioural analyses, and super-resolution microscopy.
The Department is dedicated to understanding fundamental principles of Physiology. Our research-driven teaching program addresses how the human body works in health and disease and explores physiological variations in the animal kingdom.