Laura Meine, M. Sc.


Curriculum Vitae | Grants and awards | Research interests | Posters and Talks | Methods and Workshops | Teaching | Extra-curricular activities


Curriculum Vitae

10/2019 – 03/2020 Research stay at the New York University, New York, USA in the lab of Catherine Hartley (Hartley Lab)
Since 04/2017 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 Study abroad 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

 


Grants and awards

01/2018 – 06/2019 Mentee at Ada Lovelace mentoring program for natural sciences and technology (JGU Mainz)
Since 07/2017 Member of GRADE (Goethe Graduate Academy, Goethe-University Frankfurt)
Since 07/2017 Associated Fellow of TransMed (Graduate Academy, Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine)
09/2012 – 02/2013 DAAD PROMOS scholarship

 


Research interests

  • Neuronal and behavioral correlates of instrumental control, stress immunization, and learned helplessness (Collaborative Research Center 1193 of the German Research Foundation „Neurobiology of Resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction: from understanding mechanisms to promoting prevention“)
  • Translational and back-translational research
  • Acute and chronic stress effects throughout the lifespan

 


Posters

Meine, L. E., Meier, J., Schueler, K., Wessa, M. (2019, September). Why trust is fine but control is better – neural correlates of stressor controllability in humans. Poster at the 5th International Symposium on Resilience Research, Mainz, Germany.

Meine, L. E., Heeg, A.-C., Schueler, K., Wessa, M. (2019, September). Overcoming learned helplessness: can experience of control over a stressor immunized against uncontrollable stress? Poster at the 5th International Symposium on Resilience Research, Mainz, Germany.

Meine, L. (2019, August). Overcoming learned helplessness: can experience of control over a stressor immunized against uncontrollable stress? Talk at the 3rd CRC 1193 PhD & Postdoc Retreat, Hirschegg, Austria.

Meine, L., Schueler, K., Wessa, M. (2019, June). A translational study to investigate the effects of stressor controllability in humans. Poster at the 45th Conference “Psychologie und Gehirn”, Dresden, Germany.

Meine, L. & Schueler, K., Wessa, M. (2018, September). Neurobiological correlates of stressor controllability in humans. Poster at the 4th International Symposium on Resilience Research, Mainz, Germany.

Schueler, K. & Meine, L., Wessa, M. (2018, September). It’s All About Control: A Translational Study of Two Resilience Mechanisms. Poster at the 4th International Symposium on Resilience Research, Mainz, Germany.

Meine, L. & Schueler, K. Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, September). Interindividual Differences Promoting Stress Resilience. Poster at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Irvine, California, USA.

Schueler, K. & Meine, L., Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, September). Translating the Learned Helplessness Paradigm to Study Potential Resilience Mechanisms in Humans. Poster at the 48th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Irvine, California, USA.

Schueler, K. & Meine, L., Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, July). Will They Fail to Escape? Translating the Shuttlebox Paradigm to Humans. Poster at the 11th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany.

Meine, L. & Schueler, K. Scholz, V., Wessa, M. (2018, July). Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Interindividual Differences Promoting Stress Resilience. Poster at the 11th FENS Forum Neuroscience, Berlin, Germany.

Schueler, K. & Meine, M. (2018, March). Our Novel Translational Stress Paradigm - A Basis for Human Research on Stress Immunization. Talk at the 1st CRC 1193 Science Day, Leinsweiler, Germany.

Meine, L., Schueler, K., Scholz, V., & Wessa, M. (2017, September). Studying the effects of stressor controllability in humans using a novel paradigm adapted from animal research. Poster at the 3rd International Symposium on Resilience Research, Mainz, Germany.

Meine, L., Keresztes, A., Binder, J., Heim, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2017, September). Differential effects of hair cortisol and cumulative risk on reward anticipation-mediated memory enhancement in children. Poster at the 40th annual meeting of the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology, Zurich, Switzerland.

Keresztes, A., Meine, L., Staltmeir, S., Binder, J., Heim, C., & Shing, Y. L. (2017, March). Chronic stress and reward anticipation-mediated memory enhancement in children. Poster at the 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden, Germany.


Methods and Workshops

  • Behavioral data acquisition
  • Development of psychological tests and questionnaires
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging(fMRI)

 

07/2019 "Human brain anatomy course + dissection room practical", King’s College London, London, UK (Instructor: Dr. Paul Johns)
04/2019 "Introductory course on methods for designing and analysing human MRI studies", Neuroimaging Center, JGU Mainz, GER.
05/2018 "An Introduction to the Analysis of Longitudinal Data, Multilevel Modelling, and Growth Mixture Analysis", JGU Mainz, GER (Instructor: Tenko Raykov)
04/2018 "A Gentle Introduction to Python", Neuroimaging Center, JGU Mainz, GER (Instructors: Katja Schüler & Martina Thiele)
03/2018 "Bayesian analyses with JASP: A fresh way to do statistics", JGU Mainz, GER. (Instructor: Eric-Jan Wagenmakers)

 


Teaching

Summer 2019 MSc-Seminar "Dysfunctional neurocognitive processes"
Summer 2018 MSc-Seminar "Dysfunctional neurocognitive processes"

 


Extra-curricular activities

06/2018 – 08/2018 Supervision of a US DAAD RISE intern
Since 03/2018 Elected representative of CRC 1193 PhD students and Postdocs