Curriculum Vitae

Since 2015 

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

The BRAin LAB

2012 – 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher, The Lifelong Brain & Cognition Laboratory, Beckman Institute, Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Arthur Kramer

2011 – 2012

Research Scientist, The Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
Coordination person for the Max Planck Institute for Human Development within the MaxNet Cognition, Max Planck Society

2007 – 2010 

PhD Psychology (Summa cum Laude), International Max Planck Research School The Life Course: Evolutionary and Ontogenetic Dynamics (LIFE) at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin, Germany
Title: Adult Age Differences in Brain Structure and Their Cognitive and Functional Implications
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Ulman Lindenberger, Prof. Dr. Hauke Heekeren

2005 – 2007 

M.Sc. Neurosciences (Excellent), International Max Planck Research School Neuroscience, Göttingen, Germany
Title: White matter microstructure in CNS of mouse models of neurodegeneration – correlation of MRI and histopathology

Department of Biomedical NMR Research GmbH, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistr/Department of Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany
Advisors: Prof. Dr. Jens Frahm, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Armin Nave

2003 – 2005 

B.Sc. (Summa cum Laude), Job Creation Oriented Biotechnology Diploma, Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Title: Function of proteolipids M6A and M6B in neuronal outgrowth and connectivity: an in vivo study

Department of Neurogenetics, Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine, Göttingen, Germany
Advisors: Dr. Hauke Werner, Prof. Dr. Klaus-Armin Nave

2002 – 2005 

B.Sc. Biotechnology, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology, University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland