MSc/PhD Program
Agnes Steixner
First Name:
Agnes

Last Name:
Steixner

Country:
Austria

 



Agnes Steixner

EDUCATION

College / University:
Medical University Innsbruck & University of Innsbruck

Highest Degree:
Magister

Major Subjects:
Molecular Medicine, General and Applied Linguistics, Psychology

Lab Experience:
Basic techniques in molecular biology, qPCR, mRNA extraction, cell culturing (human embryonic stem cells and IPS cells), application of EEG and fNIRS, behavioral research (humans), survey research

Projects / Research:
March - May 2016: 'Characterization of stem-cell derived neurons from Friedrich ataxia patients and healthy controls' Bachelor thesis, Neuroscience Department, Medical University of Innsbruck
October 2015 - January 2016: 'Phonotactic processing of infants with and without familial risk for dyslexia' internship, Lab for Cognitive Neuroscience, Medical University of Innsbruck
Summer 2014 and 2015: Designed a lingustic analysis tool with MATLAB, 'Role of body representation in human time perception' internship, Max Planck Institute for Humang Cogntive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Department of Neurology

Scholarships:
2016 - 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School

SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS AND GOALS:

My main interests lie in understanding language acquisition and processing, but I am also fascinated by all cognitive abilities and brain functions related to language as well as (neurodevelopmental) disorders that are associated with specific language outcomes, e. g. autism, schizophrenia. My goal is to approach one or more of these topics from an interdisciplinary perspective.