MSc/PhD Program
Lukas Weiss
First Name:
Lukas

Last Name:
Weiss

Country:
Italy

 



Lukas Weiss

EDUCATION

College / University:
University of Cologne

Highest Degree:
B.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Neuroscience

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA extraction, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent microscopy, in situ hybridization, optogenetics. Animal models: Mouse and Drosophila melanogaster

Projects / Research:
2014: Bachelor thesis “Analysis of repression in dopaminergic neurons of Drosophila melanogaster using optogenetics” Scholz lab, Dept. of Animal Physiology, University of Cologne
2013: Top-down plasticity in the visual system of mice: Neuroanatomical analysis of the dorsal lateral geniculate nucleus in Emx2-knockout mice. O’Leary lab, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, San Diego (CA), USA
2012: Gaze perception and social cognition using eye tracking. Internship, Vogeley lab, Jülich Research Center

Scholarships:
2014 - 2015: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012 - 2013: Merit Scholarship of SouthTyrol for academic success

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

CAnimal behavior is regulated by interactions between different neurons and neuronal circuits. This complex organization and connectivity fascinates me! I am especially interested in how the neuronal interactions can be linked to distinct behavioral output.