I studied biochemistry and later philosophy in Berlin’s notorious universities for quite some time. Right afterwards … I did my PhD in experimental biophysics in the lab of Peter Hegemann, where i became fascinated by a family of photoreceptors called Microbial Rhodopsins. These proteins are now commonly used to manipulate neuronal activity of neurons in behaving animals with light. For my Postdoc, I was fortunate enough to join Ofer Yizhar's lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. There, I learned systems neuroscience and grew particular interest in how neuromodulatory systems adapt to environmental stressors. In my own lab, I will use my different skill sets to design new optical tools and technologies to dissect neuromodulatory networks. My salary is classified as TLV-O E15II (2782Euro/month netto) - anyone - man or woman - with my qualification and responsibility should be classified the same (or higher ;).
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Ipek studied biology at the METU in Ankara and continued her degree in master's program Developmental, Neural and Behavioral Biology in Goettingen. She is interested to understand how chronic manipulations of the locus coeruleus are causing plastic and behavioral changes.
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Beate helps us to deal with the daily administration in a german research institute. She is shared with the Department of System Physiology and the Primate Neurobiology lab here at the LIN. I do not know how – but she always has time and a smile!
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Stefanie did her apprenticeship as a biological laboratory assistant at the IHK school in Magdeburg. During her practical training period, she worked in various research groups here at the LIN and convinced everyone of her excellence. Not enough, she then got elected as the best lab assistant trainee in the whole of Germany in 2017! Stefanie manages our daily chaos in the lab and sets the ground for outstanding discoveries to come.
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Damaris did her Bachelor in Physics at the University of Stuttgart and obtained her Master in Neural Systems and Computation in a joint program at the University and ETH Zurich. She now wants to understand how noradrenergic modulation alters synaptic connectivity of large neuronal ensembles.
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