Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996 – 2003
    Medical school, Marburg University, Germany

  • 2003 – 2005
    Residency in neurology at Marburg University; Department of Neurology

  • 2004
    Licence for the practice of medicine (Approbation)

  • 2005 – 2007
    Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn) National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Human Cortical Physiology Section and Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • 2007 – 2008
    NIH Visiting Fellow Postdoctoral Fellowship to the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Human Cortical Physiology Section and Stroke Rehabilitation Clinic, Bethesda, MD, USA

  • 2008 – 2012
    Residency in Neurology, University of Freiburg, Germany; Dept. of Neurology

  • Since 2012
    Emmy Noether Research Group Leader at the University of Freiburg; Dept. of Neurology

Selected publications

  • Reis J, Fischer JT, Prichard G, Weiller C, Cohen LG, Fritsch B. Time- but Not Sleep-Dependent Consolidation of tDCS-Enhanced Visuomotor Skills. Cerebral Cortex 2013 [epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23960213.

  • Reis J, Cohen LG, Pearl PL, Fritsch B, Jung NH, Dustin I, Theodore WH. GABA-(B)-ergic Motor Cortex Dysfunction in SSADH Deficiency. Neurology 2012;79(1):47-54

  • Reis J, Fritsch B. Modulation of motor performance and motor learning by transcranial direct current stimulation. Curr Opin Neurol. 2011;24(6):590-6.

  • Fritsch B, Reis J, Martinowich K, Schambra HM, Ji Y, Cohen LG, Lu B. Direct current stimulation promotes BDNF-dependent synaptic plasticity: potential implications for motor learning. Neuron 2010;66(2):198-204.

  • Reis J, Schambra HM, Cohen LG, Buch ER, Fritsch B, Zarahn E, Celnik PA, Krakauer JW. Noninvasive cortical stimulation enhances skill acquisition over multiple days through an effect on consolidation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:1590-5.

  • Reis J, Swayne OB, Vandermeeren Y, Camus M, Dimyan M, Harris-Love M, Perez MA, Ragert P, Rothwell JC, Cohen LG. Contributions of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to the Understanding of Cortical Mechanisms involved in Motor Control. J Physiol 2008; 586.2: 325-51

  • Reis J, Robertson E, Krakauer JW, Rothwell JC , Marshall L, Gerloff C, Wassermann E, Pascual-Leone A, Hummel F, Celnik PA, Classen J, Floel A, Ziemann U, Paulus W, Siebner HR, Born J, Cohen LG. Consensus: Can tDCS and TMS enhance motor learning and memory formation? Brain Stimulation 2008;4:363-9


Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Society for Neuroscience

    American Society for Neurorehabilitation

    Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft (German Neuroscience Society)

Additional qualifications

  • 2012 Specialist in neurology


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