Marie-Therese (Mesi) Fischer
I am a biologist with a scientific background in neurobiology, human pathology and animal behavior. I want to find out how diet during brain development shapes neural circuits involved in feeding and energy homeostasis and how these networks interface with social circuits to tune behavior.
In the O’Connell lab I use of the simple brain and behavioral repertoire of translucent poison frog tadpoles to pin down basic principles of diet-induced changes to brain architecture and behavior.
I spend a major part of my spare time outdoors where I go hiking, jogging, climbing or biking to discover nature and wildlife.