MSc/PhD Program
Stephan Junek

First Name:
Stephan

Last Name:
Junek

Country:
Germany



Stephan Junek

EDUCATION

College / University:
2000 - 2002: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2002 - 2003: University of California, San Diego

Highest Degree:
Vordiplom

Major Subject:
Biophysics

Lab Experience:
1996 - 1997: Civil Service at the GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam
2001 - 2002: Student assistant at the Fraunhofer Institut
2003: Student assistant at the Salk Institute San Diego

Projects / Research:
Firing reliably with unreliable synapses (Salk Institute, CNL lab: T. Sejnowski)
NanoVirDetect: Detection of viral particles (Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Berlin)

Scholarships:
2002: Humboldt-Stipendium
2003 - 2004: Stipend International Max Planck Research School

Publications & Poster:
Fellous JM, Spencer D, Wang HP, Junek S, Eagleman DM, Sejnowski TJ: Firing reliably with unreliable synapses. Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, 2003.


SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

I am interested in finding basic principles that underlie the functions of the nervous system. Examining species with comparable simple nervous systems might help to find and understand those principles. In applying them to more complex systems, one might be able to understand how a brain is able to recognize, memorize, learn and think.