I’m a cognitive neuroscientist interested in how we remember and how our memory changes in the light of aging and early stages of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
I use high-resolution functional and structural neuroimaging as well as cognitive behavioral testing to investigate the role of specific brain regions in memory and the effects of aging and Alzheimer’s disease on brain structure and function. With smartphone-based cognitive testing approaches, I study longitudinal cognitive trajectories using frequent and ecologically valid tests of vulnerable memory functions.
My aim is to further our understanding of disease mechanisms in early stages of neurodegenerative diseases and to develop stage-specific imaging and cognitive markers for early detection and monitoring of disease progression.
Before, I did my PhD with Emrah Düzel at the Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Dementia Research and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Magdeburg.