Assistant Professor of Brain Science (Research)


Dr. Frederike Petzschner is an Assistant Professor at the Departement of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University. She is also a director of the Carney Brainstorm Program that accelerates the translation of computational brain science to clinical applications and commercialization.

Prior to this, Frederike worked at the Translational Neuromodeling Unit at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich with Prof. Klaas Enno Stephan. Her research focus is human perception and mental health: She uses mathematical models in combination with behavior and brain imaging to understand brain-body and brain-world interactions in the healthy population and in patients suffering from psychosomatic symptoms, Disordered Gambling, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Chronic Pain.

Before coming to Zurich, Frederike received a Master with Honors degree in Physics at the University of Würzburg and a PhD with Stefan Glasauer in systemic Neuroscience at the LMU Munich. She graduated both programs of the Bavarian Elite Network with the highest possible distinction.

Besides her academic interest, Frederike is a member of the national council for digital ecology in Germany (Rat für digitale Ökologie), an alumni of the WEF Global Shapers.  

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