Our members

Meet the scientists who are part of our association

Committee members and coordinator

  • Co-president
    Prof. Dr. Dominique de Quervain
    Dominique de Quervain is the co-founder and co-president of stressnetwork.ch. His lab is interested in the effects of stress and stress hormones on memory in health and disease.
  • Coordinator
    Dr. Aurélie Lattion
    Aurélie Lattion is the coordinator of stressnetwork.ch and project manager of the Agora project "Stress"
  • Treasurer
    Prof. Dr. David Sander
    David Sander is the treasurer of stressnetwork.ch. Research in his Laboratory investigates the cognitive mechanisms involved in the appraisal of relevant stimuli, and how these processes elicit emotions, and modulate attention, memory, and decision-making.
  • Co-president
    Prof. Dr. Carmen Sandi
    Carmen Sandi is the co-founder and co-president of stressnetwork.ch. Her lab investigates the impact and mechanisms whereby stress and personality affect brain function and behavior, with a focus on motivation and the social domain.

Group leaders

  • Associate Professor at EPFL Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. David Atienza Alonso
    Head, Embedded Systems Laboratory (ESL)
    Area of research: High-performance Embedded Systems and IoT Technologies, Stress Monitoring with Wearables Devices
  • Professor at EPFL Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Johan Auwerx
    Head, Laboratory of Integrative Systems Physiology LISP
    Area of research: Integrated and Systems Physiology
  • Professor at the University of Geneva
    Prof. Dr. Camilla Bellone
    Departement of Basic Neuroscience
    Area of research: Social Behaviour, Reward System, Mental Health, Synaptic Plasticity, Motivation
  • Professor at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Mohamed Bentires-Alj
    Head, Experimental Surgical Oncology
    Area of research: Oncology
  • Associated professor at the Lausanne University Hospital
    Prof. Dr. Chantal Berna Renella
    Chair, Center for Integrative and Complementary Medicine
    Area of research: Pain
  • Professor at the ETHZ
    Prof. Dr. Johannes Bohacek
    Head, Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Epigenetics
  • Senior researcher at the University of Lausanne
    Dr. Luca Chiapperino
    Faculty of Social and Political Science, Institute of Social Sciences, STS Lab
    Area of research: Science and Technology Studies (STS), Biosocial, Epigenetics
  • Assistant at the University of Bern
    Dr. Andrea Chicca
    Senior scientist at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine
    Area of research: Pharmacology, Endocannabinoids
  • Professor at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Mirjam Christ-Crain
    Deputy Director, Endocrinology, Diabetology & Metabolism
    Area of research: Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Professor at the Institute for Work and Health
    Prof. Dr. Brigitta Danuser
    Occupational Medicine
    Area of research: Occupational Medicine
  • Professor at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Dominique de Quervain
    Director, Division of Cognitive Neuroscience
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Emotion and Memory, Pharmacology
  • Professor at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Marc Donath
    Director, Endocrinology, Diabetology & Metabolism
    Area of research: Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • Professor at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Anne Eckert
    Head, Neurobiology Laboratory For Brain Aging and Mental Health
    Area of research: Aging, Bio-energetics, Neuropharmacology
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Ulrike Ehlert
    Director, Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
    Area of research: Clinical Psychology, Psychobiology
  • Professor at the University of Bern
    Prof. Dr. Achim Elfering
    Psychology of Work and Organizations
    Area of research: Occupational Psychology, Safety and Health at Work
  • Assistant professor at the ETHZ
    Prof. Dr. Collin Ewald
    Head, Extracellular Matrix Regeneration Laboratory. Institute for Translational Medicine, Departement of Health Sciences and Technology
    Area of research: Sensory Integration of Oxidative Stress, Redox, Aging
  • Junior group leader at the ETHZ
    Dr. Katharina Gapp
    Neuroscience Center Zurich
    Area of research: Stress and the Germline
  • Professor at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Markus Gerber
    Director, Sport and Psychosocial health
    Area of research: Sport, Psychosocial health
  • Professor at the University of Bern
    Prof. Dr. Jürg Gertsch
    Deputy director at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. National Center of Competence in Research TransCure
    Area of research: Pharmacology, Endocannabinoids
  • Senior researcher at the University of Lausanne
    PD Dr. Patrick Gomez
    Center for Primary Care and Public Health (Unisanté)
    Area of research: Psychophysiology, Musical Performance, Emotions, Stress
  • Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Johannes Gräff
    Head, Laboratory on Neuro-epigenetics
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Memory, Epigenetics
  • Professor at Unisanté, Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Irina Guseva Canu
    Head, Education and Research in Health Department
    Area of research: Occupational Stress
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Todd Hare
    Head, Neuroeconomics and Human Development
    Area of research: Neuroeconomics, Decision making
  • Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Fribourg
    Prof. Dr. Gregor Hasler
    Head, Psychiatry Research Unit RFSM
    Area of research: Burnout, Depression, Resilience, Psychotherapy, Pharmacotherapy
  • Professor at the University of Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Antje Horsch
    Department Woman-Mother-Child, CHUV & Institut universitaire de formation et de recherche en soins (IUFRS), University of Lausanne
    Area of research: Psychology
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Birgit Kleim
    Head, Experimental Psychopathology and Psychotherapy
    Area of research: Posttraumatic Stress, Resilience, Psychotherapy
  • Professor at the University of Geneva
    Prof. Dr. Matthias Kliegel
    Head, Cognitive Aging Lab
    Area of research: Psychology, Aging
  • Postdoctoral Innovator Fellow at the ETHZ Zurich Library Lab, ETHZ
    Dr. Anirudh Krishnakumar
    Research collaborator - Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris & MATTER Lab, Child Mind Institute, NY
    Area of research: Mental Health Citizen Science, Ecological Momentary Assessments
  • Professor at the Bern University of Applied Sciences
    Prof. Dr. Mascha Kurpicz-Briki
    Deputy Head Applied Machine Intelligence AMI
    Area of research: Augmented Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Mental Health
  • Lecturer at the University of Geneva
    Dr. Christophe Lamy
    Head, Lamylab
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Interoception, Emotions
  • Professor at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Lüthi
    Head, Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Memory, Fear
  • Professor at the University of Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Manuel Mameli
    Head, Synapses and Pathophysiology of Motivational States
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Motivation
  • Professor at the University of Zurich & ETHZ
    Prof. Dr. Isabelle Mansuy
    Co-Director, Brain Research Institute
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Memory, Epigenetics
  • Professor at the University of Fribourg
    Prof. Dr. Chantal Martin Sölch
    Head, Chair of Clinical and Health Psychology
    Area of research: Psychology
  • Professor at the University of Neuchatel
    Prof. Dr. Laurenz Linus Meier
    Psychology of Work and Organizations
    Area of research: Psychology
  • Professor at the University of Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Nadine Messerli-Bürgy
    Institute of Psychology, Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
    Area of research: Clinical Psychology, Biological Psychology, Childhood and Adolescence
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Urs Meyer
    Institute of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Development
  • Professor at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Papassotiropoulos
    Director, Division of Molecular Neuroscience
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Emotion and Memory, Human Genetics
  • Psychiatrist at the University of Geneva
    Dr. Camille Piguet
    Head, Laboratory for Adolescent and Youth Emotion Regulation (LAYER), University of Geneva
    Area of research: Emotion Regulation, Stress Reactivity, Functional Neuroimaging, Adolescence
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Christopher Pryce
    Head, Preclinical Lab of Translational Research
    Area of research: Allostatic load, Neuroscience, Emotion, Psychopharmacology
  • Professor at the University of Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Jardena Puder
    Department Woman-Mother-Child
    Area of research: Pregnancy, Diabetes, Endocrinology
  • Professor at the University of Geneva
    Prof. Dr. Ulrike Rimmele
    Head, Emotion and Memory Laboratory - CISA, CIGEV and Neurocenter Uni Geneva
    Areas of research: Emotions, Learning and Memory, Lifespan
  • Professor at the University of Geneva, Director of the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences
    Prof. Dr. David Sander
    Head, Laboratory for the Study of Emotion Elicitation and Expression
    Area of research: Emotion, Effects of Emotion on Attention and Learning
  • Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Carmen Sandi
    Director, Laboratory of Behavioral Genetics
    Area of research: Neuroscience, Emotion, Memory, Social Behavior
  • Director, Perinatal and Early Childhood Research at Lausanne University Hospital Medical Director, PAPILLON at Lausanne University Hospital Senior Lecturer in the University of Geneva
    Prof. Dr. Daniel Schechter
    Associate Professor in the University of New York
    Area of research: Developmental Psychopathology, Child Development, Psychotherapy
  • Professor at the University of Lausanne
    Prof. Dr. Marianne Schmid Mast
    Head, Occupational and Organisational Psychology
    Area of research: Social psychology, Occupational and Organisational Psychology
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Urte Scholz
    Department of Psychology - Applied Social and Health Psychology
    Area of research: Health Behavior Change, Coping with Stress
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Erich Seifritz
    Director, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
    Area of research: Psychiatry, Depression
  • Professor at the University of Bern
    Prof. em. Dr. Norbert Semmer
    Psychology of Work and Organizations
    Area of research: Psychology
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Michael Shanahan
    Director, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
    Area of research: Sociology of Child and Youth Development
  • Professor at the University of Zurich & ETHZ
    Prof. Dr. Klaas Enno Stephan
    Translational Neuromodeling Unit, Institute for Biomedical Engineering
    Area of Research: Neuromodeling, Computational Psychiatry and Psychosomatics
  • Assistant at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Lausanne
    Dr. Silvia Stringhini
    Area of Research: Epidemiology
  • Professor at the University of Lausanne and Lausanne University Hospital
    Prof. Dr. Nicolas Toni
    Head, Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry
    Area of research: Adult Neurogenesis, Hippocampal Plasticity, Blood Circulating Factors
  • Professor at the University of Zurich
    Prof. Dr. Roland von Känel
    Director, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine
    Area of research: Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Professor at the University of Neuchâtel
    Prof. Dr. Klaus Zuberbühler
    Director, Comparative Cognition
    Area of research: Non-human Primates, Intelligence, Language

Non-academic partners

  • Dr. Bechara Saab
    Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist of Mobio Interactive, Zurich
  • SECO
    State Secretariat of Economic Affairs

Researchers

  • Dr. Dorothée Bentz
    Post-doc, University of Basel
  • Loredana Cumpana
    PhD student, EPFL
  • Yves Froté
    PhD student, CHUV
  • Alessio Giarrizzo
    PhD student, University of Geneva
  • Dr. Marcus Grüschow
    Senior researcher, University of Zurich
  • Dr. Adrian Hase
    Post-doc, University of Fribourg
  • Galya Iseli
    PhD student, University of Basel
  • Dr. Michaela Knecht
    Senior researcher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwest Switzerland
  • Jan-Philip Knirsch
    PhD student, University of Fribourg
  • Anaëlle Leuba
    PhD student, University of Fribourg
  • Verena Müller
    PhD student, University of Fribourg
  • Fabian Müller
    PhD student, University of Basel
  • Dr. Eva Pool
    Senior researcher, University of Geneva
  • Dr. Eva Ramos
    Post-doc, EPFL
  • Dr. Marius Rubo
    Post-doc, University of Fribourg
  • Dr. Vanja Vukojevic
    Post-doc, University of Basel