Deutsch Intern
Department of Psychology I - Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology
and Psychotherapy

Kiser, Dominik

Dr. Dominik Kiser




2001 - 2006 General qualification for University entrance (Abitur), Deutsche Schule Warschau
2006 - 2009 Bachelor of Science, University of Cologne
2009 - 2012 Bachelor thesis, Max-Planck-Institute for Neurological Research, Thesis: "Cognitive correlates of (acoustic) sequence prediction in rats", University of Cologne (Prof. Dr. Ricarda Schubotz and Dr. Heike Endepols)
2009 1st Master internship, Department of Cognitive Neurosciences, Thesis: "Serotonin transporter genetic variance in rats affects severity of early cocaine withdrawal induced anxiet and expression of plasticity and stress related genes in the amygdala.", Radboud University Nijmegen (Associate Prof. Dr. Judith Homberg)
2011 2nd Master internship, Department for Cellular Animal Physiology, Thesis: "Effects of chronic variable mild stress on the ventral tegmental area and substantia nigra in rats.", Radboud University Nijmegen (Prof. Dr. Tamás Kozicz)
2012 Course on Laboratory Animal Science (Article 9), Radboud University Nijmegen
2013 - 2017 Start of PhD project, funden with a GSLS PhD fellowship, University of Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Lesch)
 2017 - 04/2021 Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology I, Biological Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Paul Pauli)

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Research Interests

  • Behavioural biology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Stress and Stress adaptation
  • Models of social anxiety

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  • „Jugend forscht“ regional competition, Koblenz, second rank for interdisciplinary research; 2006; Title of the project-thesis: „Aggression at Schools“.
  • Fellowship by the Graduate School of Life Sciences, funded by German Excellence Initiative through the DFG
  • GK Best Publications Award 2015 for the publication “Annual research review: The (epi)genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders in the era of whole-genome sequencing -- unveiling the dark matter.”
  • Award in the Neuroscience section 2014 of the GSLS for the project with the title: „Cdh13 in the developing mouse nervous system“
  • Award in the Neuroscience section 2016 of the GSLS for the project with the title: “Sequencing the ADHD brain: what we can learn from Cdh13 and early life stress about the RNA expression in the hippocampus.”

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