MSc/PhD Program
Robert Epple
First Name:
Robert

Last Name:
Epple

Country:
Germany

 



Robert Epple

EDUCATION

College / University:
Dresden University of Technology

Highest Degree:
M.Sc.

Major Subjects:
Molecular Bioengineering

Lab Experience:
Optogenetics, electrophysiology, behavioral experiments (rats), fMRI, TMS, techniques in molecular and cellular biology (western blot, PCR, immunohistochemistry), genetic recombination, confocal microscopy, transmission electron miscroscopy

Projects / Research:
Bachelor's thesis: Processing of vocalizations in the auditory cortex of Monoglian gerbils. Student job: Emotional regulation by real-time fMRI Neurofeedback. Master's thesis: Optogenetic tracing of frontal output pathways.


Scholarships:
2015 - 2016: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
Aug - Dec 2012: Erasmus stipend in Helsinki

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

What absolutely fascinates me about the brain is its ability to learn. How memories are created, connected, and modified interests me on all levels: from molecules up to behavior. This I want to research synaptogenesis, neural development and plasticity.