Laura Meine, M. Sc.


Curriculum Vitae | Scholarships | Research interests | Publications | Talks and Posters | Methods and Workshops | Teaching | Service and Outreach | Memberships


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 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

Scholarships

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

  • 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

Publications

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.https://doi.org/10.10.3390/ijms21176010


Talks and Posters

Meine, L. E., Meier, J., Meyer, B., Wessa, M. (2020, November). Don’t stress, it’s under control: neural correlates of stressor controllability in humans. Talk at the Leibniz Institute for Resilience Research seminar series, Mainz, Germany. (online)

Meine, L. E., Raab, H. A., Wessa, M., Hartley, C. A. (2020, September). Linking flexibility in learning processes to stress history and resilience. Poster at the 6th International Symposium on Resilience Research, Mainz, Germany. (online)

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)

 

Spring 2020 "“Computational Cognitive Modeling”, New York University, New York, USA (Instructors: Dr. Brenden Lake & Dr. Todd Gureckis)
07/2019 "Introductory course on structural equation modelling with Mplus, Goethe University Frankfurt, GER (Instructor: Dr. Janine Buchholz)
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 2020 MSc-Seminar "Dysfunctional neurocognitive processes" (online)
Summer 2019 MSc-Seminar "Dysfunctional neurocognitive processes"
Summer 2018 MSc-Seminar "Dysfunctional neurocognitive processes"
06/2018 – 08/2018 Supervision of a US DAAD RISE intern"

Service and Outreach

Since 10/2020 Founder and Co-Organiser of Resilient Minds (@ResilienceTea)
Since 03/2018 Elected representative of CRC 1193 PhD students and Postdocs

Memberships

Since 03/2020 Member of the International Resilience Alliance (intresa)