To better understand the biological mechanisms of eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, I am applying supervised and unsupervised machine learning techniques to structural and functional MRI brain scans to identify potential multivariate biomarkers, which goes beyond the traditional univariate analysis. With this approach, I want to test the hypothesis of dimensional psychiatry which postulates that various diseases are associated with continuous alterations of the same set of underlying mechanisms, present in every individuum.
2016 – 2019
M.Sc. Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen.
Specialization in theoretical physics of nonequilibrium systems and computational physics.
Thesis: ’Phase Field Crystal Models for Underdamped Active Systems’.
2013 – 2016:
B.Sc. Physics, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen.
Thesis: ’Stochastic Heat for Driven Systems’.
2020 - present:
Doctoral researcher, University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Translational Developmental Neuroscience Lab, Dresden.