Academic career

since 01/2020 Research Associate
McGill University Faculty of Medicine,
Department of Physiology, Computations System Neuroscience, PI Prof. Dr. Maurice Chacron.
07/2015 – 12/2019 Postdoctoral Scholar
McGill University Faculty of Medicine,
Department of Physiology, Computations System Neuroscience, PI Prof. Dr. Maurice Chacron.
02 – 06/2015 Scientific employee (Postdoc)
University of Bielefeld
Faculty of Biology & CITEC (Cognitive Interaction Technology, Center of Excellence, Active Sensing Lab, PI Prof. Dr. Jacob Engelmann.

Education

2010 – 2015 PhD in Biology (Dr. rer. nat.)
University of Bielefeld
Faculty of Biology & CITEC (Cognitive Interaction Technology, Center of Excellence, Active Sensing Lab,
02/2015 Thesis: “Sensorimotor interactions in an active sensory system”
(Thesis Mentor: Prof. Dr. Jacob Engelmann)
06/2013 – 02/2015 Associate Member of the MoRitS graduate school “Model-based realization of intelligent systems in nano- and biotechnologies”
04/2011-05/2011 Visit at the Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, Department Neuromathematicas (Host: Prof. Adjunto Leonel Gomez-Sena)
04/2010 – 02/2015 Member of the CITEC graduate school “Intelligent Systems (ISY)”
2003 – 2010 Diploma degree in Biology (Dipl. biol.)
University of Bonn
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Institute of Zoology, Comparative Neurobiology
04/2010 Thesis: “Responses of midbrain lateral line units in the torus semicircularis of the goldfish, Carassius auratus, to bulk water flow”
(Thesis Mentor: Prof. Dr. Horst Bleckmann)

Funding & Awards

11/2016 DFG “Forschungsstipendium”
2 Year Postdoctoral Fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
Title: “A novel Channel of Information transmission in the brain: correlations between the activities of medullary neurons encode behaviorally relevant stimuli in weakly electric fish”
06/2010 PhD scholarship
3 Year Scholarship through the DFG Excellence Cluster 277: CITEC – Cognitive Interaction Technology, Center of Excellence,
Title: “Closing the loop in active electroreception”
09/2013 Prize for the best conference poster in the section “Neurobiology”
at the 106th annual meeting of the German Zoological Society, Munich, Germany

Professional activities

Memberships
since 2014
since 2016
since 2016
since 2016
since 2018
German Zoological Society (DZG)
International Society of Neuroethology (ISN)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN-ACN)
Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
Reviewing
since 2016
since 2018
PLoS ONE
Scientific Reports
Other
2011 Organizing committee of the “Neuro-DOWO” Bonn, Germany
Workshop for PhD students in Neurobiology, 28-29 July 2011, 45 Participants

Teaching

Teaching faculty
2018 Neural systems and behavior (NS&B), Cycle 2: electric fish
Advanced research course, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA, USA, (
Teaching assistant
2016 & 2017 Neural systems and behavior (NS&B), Cycle 2: electric fish
Advanced research course, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, MA, USA, (Maurice Chacron & Eric Fortune)
2011 – 2015 Module 209511: Matlab programming and signal analysis
Mastermodule Faculty of Biology, University of Bielefeld (Jacob Engelmann)
2011 & 2013 Complementary module III: Behavior & Neural Mechanisms: Learning and Cognition
Bachelormodule Faculty of Biology, University of Bielefeld (Jacob Engelmann)
2009 Neurobiology
In lab practical Module, Institute of Zoology, University of Bonn (Horst Bleckmann & Joachim Mogdans)
2009 Behavioral Biology
In lab practical Module, Institute of Zoology, University of Bonn (Horst Bleckmann & Joachim Mogdans)