I have been interested in applying my technical knowledge to biomedical research questions ever since my Master’s studies in Physics at University of Leipzig in Germany. I got fascinated by MRI due to its power, versatility and non-invasiveness leading to ever-increasing applications. My PhD project with Bob Turner at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences entailed developing, implementing and optimizing neuroimaging techniques on a 7T human MRI scanner, as well as their application to quantitatively map changes in the brain physiology or metabolism.
Between 2012 and 2017, I was a postdoc at Maastricht University with Kamil Uludag, working on developing MRI approaches to improve brain perfusion measurements at any field strength. Furthermore, I broadened my expertise into the area of high-resolution quantitative anatomical imaging and its utility for characterizing specific brain areas and serving as biomarker for neurological diseases.
In 2017, I became Assistant Professor at Maastricht University and am currently working in the MR-Methods group with Benedikt Poser. I continue to develop, implement, optimize and compare MRI techniques in order to answer clinical or basic neuroscience questions. My topics of interest range from anatomical imaging through perfusion mapping to high-resolution fMRI.
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