Behavior needs to dynamically change in order to adapt to ever changing environmental affordances – a process described as learning. Yet, the neuronal basis of effective and complex learning in brain-wide circuits remains to be established. In my research, I aim at investigating the role of the mouse frontal cortices in directing the dynamic and long-term adaptations in synaptic transmission underlying learning processes in distant (cortical) brain regions. The main methods I employ are large-scale, in vivo recordings (2-photon microscopy, Neuropixels) in head-fixed, behaving mice in combination with whole-brain circuit tracing approaches.
2017-2018 - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Molecular Biosciences, University of Heidelberg
2016-2017 - Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Psychology, University of Marburg