Sarah Melzer, PhD

Group leader

Sarah Melzer is a tenure track assistant professor and group leader at Medical University of Vienna. She did her PhD at Heidelberg University and her postdoc at Harvard Medical School. Her major research topics are GABAergic long-range projections and cortical neuropeptides.

Greta Crudeli, MSc

PhD student

Greta received a 5-year BSc/MSc degree at University of Ferrara (Italy) in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology. For her thesis, she joined Gilberto Fisone’s lab at Karolinska Institute to work on sleep and odor impairments in Parkinson’s disease. She is currently investigating the influence of neuropeptides on neuronal networks in fear and anxiety.

Salome Niethammer, MSc

PhD student

Salome received her MSc at NTNU Norway and her BSc at University of Vienna. During her Master’s she established tools to study hippocampal circuits in vitro. For her PhD, she specializes on in vitro and in vivo imaging of neuronal activity and neuropeptides including the development of novel sensors.

Reuben Rajadhyaksha, MSc

Research Assistant

Reuben received his MSc in Molecular and Clinical Neuroscience at Groningen University where he studied sociability genes. He completed his BSc at Parvatibai Chowgule College in India. His current project focuses on intracellular signaling pathways involved in learning and memory.

Bayla Dolman, BSc

Research Assistant

Bayla completed her BSc in Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in Canada. She joined our lab as a research technician to investigate the neuronal circuits and neuronal cell types underlying neuropeptide functions.

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Research Assistant

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Lab Assistant