Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 2004
    Studied medicine at the University of Münster, Germany, and at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

  • 2001 – 2002
    Studied psychology, Master of Arts, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA

  • 2004
    Physician's licence

  • 2004
    Doctorate (Dr. med.), University of Münster

  • 2005
    Research associate, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2005 – 2009
    Research associate, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Münster

  • 2005 – 2011
    Head of the research group Molecular Genetics / head of the C02 research group within the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre TRR-58: “Fear, Anxiety, Anxiety Disorders”, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Münster

  • 2006
    United States medical licensing (ECFMG certificate)

  • 2008
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), University of Münster

  • 2009
    Research Associate, Department of Neurology, University of Münster

  • 2010
    Doctorate (Dr./PhD), Maastricht University, Netherlands

  • 2010
    Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy

  • 2010
    Professor by special appointment (Apl.), University of Münster

  • 2010 – 2011
    Senior consultant, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Münster

  • Since 2012
    W2 professor, senior consultant, medical director of clinical psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg, Germany

  • 2013 – 2014
    Business manager and senior consultant, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg

  • Since 2014
    Deputy director, Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg

Selected publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Membership in specialist societies

  • American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP)

  • European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP)

  • Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP)

  • International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG)

  • German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN)

  • German Society of Biological Psychiatry (DGBP)

  • German Society for Anxiety Research (GAF) (business manager)

Editorial Boards

  • International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

  • PLoS One (Academic Editor)

  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry

  • Acta Neuropsychiatrica (Associate Editor)

  • Frontiers in Molecular Psychiatry

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