Christoph studied Medicine at the University of Heidelberg and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and completed clinical internships amongst others at the University of Melbourne and the University of Cape Town. For his M.D. thesis, he joined Prof. Emre Yaksi’s Group at the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience in Trondheim, where he helped develop a stress model in juvenile zebrafish. There he worked on behavioural assays and applied two-photon microscopy to unravel the intricacies of stress in the zebrafish forebrain.
Christoph joined the Unit as a D.Phil. student in October 2019. His doctoral thesis research is focused on defining the neurophysiological correlates of the therapeutic effects of deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease and dystonia.