I studied biochemistry at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Germany) before pursuing a graduate degree in neuroscience at the University of Oxford (UK). During my master's programme I gained experience in the analysis of neuroimaging data using machine learning tools while working in the Computational Psychiatry group. I joined the Kambeitz lab in 2021 for a PhD project in collaboration with the department of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-3) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. My research focuses on functional connectivity; I am particularly interested in the insights individual brain activity patterns might reveal about the mechanisms of psychiatric and neurological disorders, as well as risk and resilience factors, and the relationship between functional connectivity and the underlying structural connectivity of the brain. To investigate these questions, I employ machine learning methods and computational models of brain activity.