During my PhD I investigate the association of different lifestyle factors on the aging brain. In our group, we aim to understand how cognitive function can be preserved during aging. I have been particularly interested in the association of obesity and the brain\'s inherent functional and structural networks. Furthermore, I like to apply new methods (multivariate or machine learning) in MRI processing to enhance our understanding of the various influencing factors.
Within the Subproject A1 of the C1052 "Obesity Mechanisms" I have also investigated genetic variation and psychological traits related to the development of obesity.