I studied Psychology at the Humboldt-University of Berlin and the City College of New York and conducted my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Max-Planck-Institute of Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig. As a postdoc I was based in Cambridge, Frankfurt/Main and the University of California, Berkeley. I worked as senior researcher at the Department of Economics of the University of Zurich, as senior lecturer at the Department of Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience at the University of Bern, and as a Heisenberg-Fellow at the Institute of Medical Psychology at the Goethe-University of Frankfurt/ M. In 2017 I joined the University of Würzburg as a Heisenbergprofessor of Translational Social Neuroscience at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatic and Psychotherapy. I am married and we have two sons.
Most recent qualification.
- academic teaching certificate (habilitation) in Psychology.
Third party funding (selection).
- The Heisenberg Fellowship, coordinated by the German Research Foundation,(DFG), Germany
- Research Grant accompanying Heisenberg (including research costs and personnel), coordinated by the DFG
- The Branco Weiss Fellowship, coordinated by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), Switzerland
- The Emmy-Noether Fellowship, coordinated by the Excellence program of the German Research Foundation, Germany