Bettina Schnell studied biology with a focus on neurobiology at the University of Würzburg. In 2006 she received her diploma and began research on the visual system of the fruit fly Drosophila in the laboratory of Alexander Borst at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology in Martinsried for her doctoral thesis. In 2011 she received her PhD and moved to Seattle in the USA, where she worked in Michael Dickinson's laboratory at the University of Washington as a postdoc until 2015. Her research was supported by a grant from the Sackler Program for "Integrative Biophysics". In 2017, she received a prestigious Emmy Noether Fellowship from the DFG and has since been heading an independent research group at the caesar Research Center. The goal of her group is to describe the neural basis of behavioral control by simultaneously measuring neural activity and behavioral responses in the fruit fly.
|since 2017||Emmy Noether Research Group Leader, research center caesar, Bonn, Germany|
|2011-2015||Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Washington, Seattle, USA|
|2010-2011||Postdoctoral Fellow, MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany|
|2006-2010||PhD in Neurobiology, MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany|
|2001-2006||Studies in Biology (Diplom), University of Würzburg, Germany|
|since 2017||Emmy Noether Fellowship of the DFG|
Fellowship from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Scholars Program in Integrative