I am a PhD student in the Memory Dynamics Lab. I graduated with a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience from the Goethe University in Frankfurt in 2014, where I continued to work as a research assistant before joining the Memory Dynamics Lab in 2015. In my current project I focus on how the brain learns associations between sensory events that are discontinuous in time and how this is affected in Alzheimer’s disease. To this end, I build a mouse virtual reality system and combined it with high density electrophysiological recordings and closed-loop electrical disruption of hippocampal sharp wave-ripples. My PhD thesis is supervised by Prof. Battaglia and funded by the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes which is the largest and oldest German academic sponsorship organization.
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