About me

I am currently a group leader at the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim and all content on these pages expresses exclusively my personal views. My main research interest is how sleep influences memory functions. Therefore, after studying psychology at the University of Mainz, I pursued a PhD with Jan Born at the University of Tübingen, which mainly focused on the neurochemicals that are relevant for strengthening memory during sleep. Recently, I published a review article summarizing the main findings of the sleep and memory field that is intended to make knowledge about the beneficial effects of sleep on memory accessible to a broad readership and encourage application. Recently, I had the opportunity to work at UCL in Hugo Spiers’ lab for two years, where we ran studies that investigate how sleep influences complex associative memory and reward representations in fMRI. Here you can find my short CV and my ORCID.