Personen

Mag. rer. nat. Ekaterina Schneider

Doctoral student (Institute for Psychosocial Medicine)
Research associate (Institute for Psychosocial Medicine)
Laboratory management (Institute for Psychosocial Medicine)


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Medical/Professional background

since November 2015

Research assistant at the Institute of Medical Psychology

Laboratory management of biochemical research laboratory at Institute of Medical Psychology

2011 – 2012

Student intern at Stress Physiology in Teens (SPIT) Laboratory, University of New Orleans with a research focus on testosterone’s reactivity to psychosocial stress

Scientific background

since January 2017

Training in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Center for Psychological Psychotherapy (ZPP) Heidelberg

2011 – 2012

Student intern at Stress Physiology in Teens (SPIT) Laboratory, University of New Orleans with a research focus on testosterone’s reactivity to psychosocial stress

2008 – 2015

Mag. rer. nat. in Psychology at the University of Innsbruck (2008 - 2015)

Research and work focus

Social neuroendocrinology and stress physiology with focus on gender-specific differences

Biochemical analyses of gonadal hormones and oxytocin and optimization of analytical processes

Influences of the neuropeptide hormone oxytocin on health variables (wound healing, stress etc.)

Interaction of oxytocin and gonadal hormones and its impact on social behavior

Investigation of genetic variations and epigenetic changes of the oxytocin receptor gene in healthy individuals and patients