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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissen­schaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Psychologie

Dr. Claudia Wolf

Dr. Claudia Wolf
wiss. Mitarb.
claudia.wolf (at) hu-berlin.de

Einrichtung (OKZ)
Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Psychologie → Psychologische Methodenlehre
Rudower Chaussee 18 , Raum 3'107
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin




July 2010 

Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom


May 2005 – Apr. 2010 

PhD student in the Biological Psychiatry group at the Wolfson Centre for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, the School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK; Dissertation title: “Genetic influences on emotion-cognition interactions – from synaptic regulation to individual differences in working memory for emotional faces”


Dec. 2004 

Master of Science in Biology at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany


Apr. - Dec. 2004 

Master student in the research group of Neuronal Stem Cells at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin 

Master thesis title: “The effect of adult hippocampal neurogenesis on the net number of neurons with respect to age”



Professional Experience


Since Jan. 2017 

Associate Scientist in the Research Group: Psychological Research Methods at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany and Special Volunteer at NIH National Institute on Aging (Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience)


Apr. 2014 – Dec. 2016 

Visiting Fellow at the NIH Intramural Research Program, Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience, NIH National Institute on Aging, Biomedical Research Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA


Jul. 2011 to Oct. 2013 

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Systemic Neurosciences and Psychiatry group, at the Centre for Translational Research in Systems Neuroscience and Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, Georg-August-University, Göttingen, Germany


Jun. 2010 to Dec. 2010 

Postdoctoral Researcher in the “Cultural Neuroscience project: Neural processes, social interaction and conflicts” funded by the LOEWE (Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz); Systems Neuroscience group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany


May 2008 to Apr. 2009 

Research Officer in the Biological Psychiatry group, at the Wolfson Centre for Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience, School of Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, UK



Methodological Experiece

  • Neurocytology in human and animal tissue
  • Genetics and brain imaging in humans
  • Cross-sectional and longitudinal studies



Research Interests

  • Interactive effects between molecular and neural networks underlying cognitive functions (e.g. emotion-cognition interactions, self-regulation, decision making, memory functions) and their dysfunction in psychiatric conditions or age-related mental decline
  • Contribution of neuronal activity-sensitive transcription regulators to brain network plasticity involved in cognition and emotion
  • Experience-dependent modulation of genetic effects on brain network plasticity involved in cognition and emotion