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  • PhD in Neurobiology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, 1990
  • Masters in Biology and English,Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, 1986

    I received my professional education in Germany, where I lived until 1998. While being a doctorate student at Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University, I was given a scholarship to do research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research.
    I also taught at a German advanced High School (Gymnasium) and worked as a freelance translator and editor for the German daughter company of Scientific American .

Research and Honors

Research: My field of research was experimental neuroanatomy. I was interested in the functional anatomy of the human brain, specifically the connections between cortex and hippocampus, an area essential for the storage of long-term-memories. For a publication list and some pdf-files of publications, please link to the respective page on the navigation bar. In science, I am also interested in neuropsychology, the evolution of life, and animal and human behavior.

Honors: I was the recipient of the 2011 NISOD award for teaching and leadership excellence at Hillsborough Community College. Also, I have been in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World for more than ten consecutive years now. My biography was included again in the 2013/2014 editions. My biographical information was also included in the 2005 edition of Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare.