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Lisa Schmors

Surname Schmors
First name Lisa
Present position and title PhD Student

Business address

Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN)
Institute for Ophthalmic Research
University of Tübingen
Otfried-Müller-Str. 25
D-72076 Tübingen,

Phone: 07071 29-88910
E-mail: lisa.schmors[at]

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
2016 - 2018 M.Sc. University of Oldenburg Neuroscience
2013 - 2016 B.Sc. Free University of Berlin Biology

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
Aug. 2018 – Mar. 2019 University of Oldenburg Student Research Assistant Modeling of Auditory Perception
Oct. 2017 - Dec. 2017 University of Waterloo Internship Student Theoretical Neuroscience
Jul.2017 - Sept. 2017 University of Copenhagen Internship Student Machine Learning
Mar. 2017 – Jun. 2017 University of Oldenburg Student Teaching Assistant Statistical Learning
Oct. 2016 – Sept. 2018 University of Oldenburg Student Teaching Assistant Academic Writing
Sept. 2016 - Mar. 2017 University of Birmingham Internship Student Biotechnology

Research Interests

In my project, I use deep neural networks to model the representation and transformation of visual information in the brain. In collaboration with the lab of Laura Busse at LMU Munich, I use recorded neural activity of the thalamus, involving optogenetic silencing that reversibly manipulates the feedback from the visual cortex. The goal is to understand the functional role of the thalamo-cortical feedback circuit and make contributions to a general computational model of visual processing in the mammalian brain.

In general, I am interested in the fundamental principles of neural coding in larger networks and neural populations.