Curriculum Vitae

Since 2021

Freigeist Fellow (funded by the VolkswagenStiftung)
Faculty of Psychology and Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop, Technische Universität Dresden

Since 2020

Junior research group leader (TU Dresden Young Investigator)
Human Perception and Action Laboratory
Centre for Tactile Internet with Human-in-the-Loop, Technische Universität Dresden

2017-2020

Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions Post-doctoral research fellow
Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London
PI: Prof. Karl Friston

2015-2017

Post-doctoral researcher
Neurocomputation and Neuroimaging Unit, Freie Universität Berlin
PI: Prof. Felix Blankenburg

2011-2015

Ph.D. (Psychology, Grade: Summa cum laude)
Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin and Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Thesis: A generative model of body ownership and minimal selfhood
Supervisor: Prof. Felix Blankenburg, Prof. Arno Villringer

2008-2009

Graduate Minor (Cognitive Science, Grade: A)
Department of Psychology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Supervisors: Prof. James Cutting, Prof. David Field

2005-2011

Diploma (Psychology, Grade: A)
Department of Psychology, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Thesis: The influence of induced expectations on illusory experience in the rubber hand illusion
Supervisors: Dr. Daniel Holt, Prof. Joachim Funke


Awards and sholarships

Member of the Junge Akademie (2022)

TU Dresden Young Investigator status (2021)

Volkswagenstiftung Freigeist Fellowship (2021)

Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions individual fellowship (2017)

Merit abstract award (Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2016)

Dissertation prize of the Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung, awarded for fostering the interdisciplinary exchange between neuroscience and philosophy (2015)

Postdoctoral scholarship (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, 2014-2015, 6 months)

Trainee abstract award (Organization for Human Brain Mapping, 2013)

Ph.D. scholarship (Berlin School of Mind and Brain, 2011-2014, 36 months)

Travel grant USA (Fulbright Foreign Student Program, 2008)

Graduate exchange scholarship: Cornell University, NY (Cornell-Heidelberg exchange program, 2008-2009, 2 semesters)

Student scholarship (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, 2005-2011)


Editorial functions

Editor for Scientific Reports

Associate Editor for Frontiers in Psychology

Reviewer functions

Body Image; Brain Imaging and Behavior; Brain Research; Cerebral Cortex; Cognition; Cognitive Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience; eLife; Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence; Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Frontiers in Psychology; IEEE VR; Journal of Clinical Medicine; Journal of Cognitive Psychology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Neuroscience; MIT Press; NeuroImage; Neuroscience of Consciousness; New Ideas in Psychology; PLoS Computational Biology; PLoS One; Philosophical Psychology; Psychology and Neuroscience; Psychophysiology; Scientific Reports; Trends in Cognitive Sciences; WIREs Cognitive Science.

Program committee member for the Designed Mind Symposium (Edinburgh, November 2017).

Scholarship committee member for the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (2015 and 2016).