Curriculum Vitae

I am a postdoctoral researcher in Peter Dayan's group at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. I am interested in how we learn about and interact with others, as well as how this can altered in people with psychiatric disorders. To investigate this, my research integrates behavioural experiments, neuroimaging, and computational models to derive mechanistic accounts of the underlying cognitive and neural processes. See here for a recent example of this approach.

Previously, I did my PhD in Christian Ruff’s group at the Zurich Center for Neuroeconomics (ZNE), focusing on a novel computational model of how we reason about other's reasoning process. Before that, I majored in Clinical Psychology and Neuroinformatics and gained initial scientific and clinical experience from various internships and assistant positions. Clinically, I have worked as assistant psychologist at the Burghölzli of the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich and did internships both in a in a psychiatric day hospital (PUK) as well as in a neuropsychology unit (USZ). In terms of research, I was a student research assistent at the URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging (Dr Christina Roecke), did an internship in the Neuropsychopharmacology and Brain Imaging group (Prof Franz Vollenweider), and worked in the Therapy and Process Research group (Prof Heinz Boeker and Prof Birgit Kleim) as part of my master thesis, where I investigated functional neural changes during psychodynamic psychotherapy in patients with major depression.

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