Bio

Education

2002-2009: Undergraduate and graduate school: Medical University of Vienna
2009-now: Research Scientist at the Neuroimaging Labs
2012-2015: Ph.D. in Clinical Neurosciences. Title: Serotonin and Neuroplasticity – Investigated in vivo by Positron Emission Tomography and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2011-2018: Clinical Training, Medical University of Vienna, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, attending psychiatrist
2013-2019: Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2018 onwards: Tenure track qualification for Assistant Professorship at the Medical University of Vienna

Research Grants

2020: NARSAD Young Investigator Grant: Glucose Consumption During Deep Brain Stimulation with Functional [18F]FDG-Brain-PET in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Other University Activities

2012 – 2017: Representative of resident psychiatrists at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, MUV
2016 – 2017: Teaching Coordinator at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatry, MUV

Memberships in Professional Societies

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)
The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP)
Austrian Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Association (ÖGPP)
Austrian Pharmacological Society (APHAR)
Austrian Society for fMRI & Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Alpine Chapter
Austrian Medical Chamber

Reviewer for Manuscripts

Ad hoc reviewer for Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Cerebral Cortex, Pharmaceuticals, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, NeuroImage, Human Brain Mapping, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Journal of Affective Disorders, Psychiatry Research, Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Molecular Neurobiology, BMC Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Child Abuse and Neglect, Molecules and others

Editorial Work

Journal of Chronic Stress
BMC Psychiatry


Prizes

2011: Best Poster Award, 7th PhD Symposium MUW
2012: Best Poster Award, 8th PhD Symposium MUW, Stipendiate for international Mobility by the Österreichische Forschungsgesellschaft (ÖFG)
2012: BSM – ÖGN – Mallinckrodt Förderungspreis for Nuclear Medicine
2014: Rafaelsen Young Investigator’s award by the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP), Stipendiate for international Mobility by the Österreichische Forschungsgesellschaft  (ÖFG)
2015: WFSBP Educational Grant, ECNP Travel Award
2016:
Rudolf Höfer Price for Nuclear Medicine
2020:
SOBP International Travel Fellowship Award, American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology – New Investigator Award


Chairs at International Meetings

2015: Serotonin and Neuroplasticity at the WFSBP Conference, Athens
2016: Young Program Sub-committee for the CINP Seoul Congress 2016,
Brainstorming Session, ECNP-Congress, Vienna