Matthias Prigge (PI)
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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