I have been fascinated by the functionality of the human body ever since I can remember. This was the reason why I pursued my bachelor’s degree in biotechnology at the Universities in Berlin and Madrid. That eventually led to me taking up translational neuroscience for my master’s degree at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Haifa.
Currently, as a PhD student in neuroscience at the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research in Mainz, I am investigating the impact of psychological stress on brain functionality by imaging neuronal activity under pharmacological interventions in mice.
During my term as PhD representative of all Leibniz institutions, I have primarily set myself the goal of strengthening the communication among the PhD students within and beyond the respective sections. Following the motto “together we are strong”, I believe the scientific communication and multidisciplinary collaboration is what drives an excellent and productive research community.