We aim to gain a mechanistic understanding of the brain by studying fundamental information processing problems, that are evolutionarily conserved and can be readily studied in mice, the genetically most tractable mammal. Specifically, we focus on a simple computation, the ability to discriminate novel from familiar sensory stimuli.

In addition to the experimental work on novelty circuits, we develop novel brain interfaces to address current limitations for measuring and manipulating the brain

  • Circuit neuroscience
  • Learning & memory
  • Neurotechnology
  • Postdoc, 2007-2012

    Harvard University, US

  • PhD, 2006

    Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, Germany

  • MSc, 2001

    Hohenheim University, Germany