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Sarah Strauss

Surname Strauss
First name Sarah
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: sarah.strauss[at]

Academic Education

Year Degree University Field of study
2018 M.Sc. University of Tübingen Neural Information Processing
2013 B.Sc. University of Cologne Neuroscience

Professional Experience

Period Institution Position Discipline
11 2015 - 06 2016 Research Center Caesar, Bonn Internship Student Neural System Analysis
08 - 09 2015 EPFL, Lausanne Internship Student Brain-Machine Interfaces
04 - 09 2012 EPFL, Lausanne Internship Student Neuroscience

Research Interests

In my PhD project I am studying amacrine cells in the mouse retina. I am using graph theory to identify groups of cells that are tightly connected in a connectomic dataset. I  then use biophysical models of these groups to study their activity. The goal of my research is to understand more about the computations that amacrine cells perform and how these contribute to the diversity observed in the output of the retina.