Curriculum Vitae

Academic Education

1969 - 1973
Elementary School, Landshut, Germany
1973 - 1982
Hans Carossa Gymnasium, Landshut, Germany
1982 - 1989
Study of Medicine at the Technical University of Munich Medical School; supported by the scholarship "Stipendium für besonders Begabte", granted by the Bavarian State Government, Germany
1990 - 1991
18 Months' Residency at the Department of Internal Medicine, Municipal Hospital, Landshut, Germany
German "Dr. med." degree (summa cum laude) with the thesis: "A stereotaxic atlas of the cholinergic system in the rat brain stem"
Habilitation and Venia legendi for human anatomy


1993 - 2002
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Neuroanatomy, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany (Director: Prof. K. Zilles)
04/96 - 07/97
Guest scientist at the Istituto di Fisiologia Umana, Università di Parma, Italy (Director: Prof. G. Rizzolatti), supported by the "European Neuroscience Programme"
2003 - 2007
Hochschuldozent (Assistant Professor) at the C. and O. Vogt Brain Research Institute, Heinrich Heine University, Dusseldorf, Germany (Director: Prof. K. Zilles)
since 2008
Group leader at the Department of Neurophysics, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (Director: Prof. R. Turner)
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