Laura Meine, M. Sc.


Curriculum Vitae

Since 07/2021 Postdoc at the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland in the lab of Birgit Kleim
10/2019 – 03/2020 Research stay at the New York University, New York, USA in the lab of Catherine Hartley (Hartley Lab)
04/2017 – 06/2021 PhD student, Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology,
Institute of Psychology, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
10/2014 – 05/2017 M. Sc. (Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience), Free University of Berlin
Master thesis (at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development): The effects of chronic stress on reward anticipation-mediated memory enhancement in children
09/2012 – 05/2013 Visiting Student at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
10/2010 – 06/2014 B. Sc. (Psychology), University of Hildesheim
Bachelor thesis: The relation between child and parent’s emotion regulation strategies and the impact of socioeconomic status

Research interests

  • Neural mechanisms underlying resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction (CRC 1193)
  • Stress, controllability, and the flexible arbitration between behavioural strategies
  • Effects of stress and environmental factors throughout the lifespan
  • Translational research


Zeier, P., Meine, L. E., & Wessa, M. (submitted). It’s worth the trouble: stressor exposure is related to increased cognitive reappraisal ability.

Meine, L. E., Meier, J., Meyer, B., & Wessa, M. (submitted). Don’t stress, it’s under control: neural correlates of stressor controllability in humans. (Preprint)

Meine, L. E., Schüler, K., Richter-Levin, G., Scholz, V., & Wessa, M. (2020). A Translational Paradigm to Study the Effects of Uncontrollable Stress in Humans. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(17), 6010.