Romy Wichmann, PhD



Investigating the role of dopamine and stress in social interactions


Kay M. Tye, Ph.D., Li-Huei Tsai, Ph.D.

Biographical information

Romy studied biomedical sciences at the University of Marburg Germany, and did her master thesis in the Department of Molecular Neuroscience investigating the chemical coding of the merkel cell-axon complex using different knock-out strains of mice. Thereafter she decided to pursue her graduate training abroad and entered the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Program at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands. Her thesis project focused on emotional learning and memory processes and investigated the effects of glucocorticoids on the memory consolidation of positive and aversive learning tasks . She received her degree in October 2012.