Postdoctoral Researcher, CIBM MRI EPFL Section
Antonia Kaiser finished her Bachelors Degree in Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, Germany and her Masters Degree with tthe program Brain and Cognitive Science at the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization in Cognitive Neuroscience. Antonia continued in a PhD position at the Amsterdam University Medical Center (UMC) under the supervision of Prof. dr. Liesbeth Reneman, Prof. dr. Paul J. Lucassen, Dr. Anouk Schrantee, and dr. Marco Bottelier, she started her PhD on the potential influences of emotion dysregulation and medication in ADHD and exercise in healthy volunteers on the brain, measured with comprehensive structural and functional MRI methods. In September 2021, Antonia started working part-time researcher on a collaborative project between the department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at the Amsterdam UMC, location AMC and VUmc, applying deep neural networks in order to decontaminate low signal-to-noise ratio MR spectroscopy data. At the same time, she started working as a part-time lecturer for the Bachelor’s Program Psychobiology at the University of Amsterdam, teaching a wide range of topics from Philosophy to Neurophysiology. In January 2023 Antonia successfully defended her PhD thesis: “Challenging the Brain: Insights from comprehensive structural & functional MRI studies”. In February 2023 Antonia started working as a postdoctoral-researcher at the CIBM Center for Biomedical Imaging (CIBM) on the project: “Advancing magnetic resonance spectroscopy: Towards a sensitive tool for targeting neurometabolic alterations in psychiatric disorders” with PI Lijing Xin.