PD Dr. rer. soc. Caterina Breitenstein

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Antragstellerin, Lokale Projektleiterin FCET2EC

Department für Neurologie - Klinik für Allgemeine Neurologie - Universitätsklinikum Münster

Kontakt

Tel.:         + 49 (0) 251  834 9969
Fax:         + 49 (0) 251  834 4441
Email:     caterina.breitenstein[at]uni-muenster.de

 

Curriculum Vitae

Akademischer Werdegang / Academic Degrees

2008
Priv.-Doz., Cognitive Neurosicence, University of Münster

1996
Dr. rer. soc. [Ph.D.], Neuropsychology, University of Tübingen

1992
Dipl.-Psych. [M.A.], Clinical Psychology, University of Tübingen

1988
Pre-Diploma [B.A.], Psychology, University of Marburg

 

Beruflicher Werdegang / Occupational Career, Lecturing

2004 - today
Senior Scientist (tenured), Neurology, University of Münster

2001 - 2003
Senior Research Fellow, Neurology, University of Münster

2000
Senior Research Fellow, Psychology, University of Trier

1997 - 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

1996 - 1997
Assistant Professor (C1), Medical Psychology, University of Tübingen

1992 - 1996
Scientific Assistant, Medical Psychology, University of Tübingen

1989 - 1992
Research Assistant, Clinical Psychology, University of Tübingen

Stipendien, Preise, Eingeworbene Fördermittel / Fellowships, Awards, Funding

2012 - 2015

Principal investigator of the national multicenter clinical trial "From controlled experimental trial to everyday communication: How effective is intensive aphasia therapy under routine clinical conditions?" funded by the BMBF

2005 - 2010
Research grant „Dopaminergic potentiation of language learning: Which brain structures and mechanisms are involved?” (Knecht, Breitenstein, Pantev), Volkswagen-Stiftung

2005 - 2009
Research grant „Dopaminergic improvement of recovery from aphasia” (Breitenstein, Zwitserlood, Deppe) as part of the BMBF consortium „Dopaminergic enhancement of learning, memory and recovery“ (speaker: Prof. S. Knecht)

2004 - 2007
Research grant „Dopaminergic improvement of learning“ (Knecht/Breitenstein), IZKF Münster

2005
Intramural bonus grant for acquiring extramural funding, Innovative Medizinische Forschung, University Hospital Münster

2000 - 2003
(Intramural) Research grant „Improved language acquisition by d-amphetamine: a model für language recovery in aphasia“, Innovative Medizinische Forschung, University Hospital Münster

1997 - 1999
2-year postdoctoral fellowship (German Research Society/DFG)

1997
Research grant (Pharmacia & Upjohn, California)

1992 - 1994
2-year predoctoral fellowship (Landesgraduierten-Förderungsprogramm, Baden-Württemberg)

Fünf relevante Publikationen der letzten fünf Jahre / Five relevant publications of the past five years

Flöel, A., Meinzer, M., Kirstein, R., Nijhof, S., Deppe, M., Knecht, S., & Breitenstein, C. (2011). Short-term anomia training and electrical brain stimulation. Stroke, 42, 2065-67.

Meinzer, M., Breitenstein, C., Westerhoff, U., Sommer, J., Rösser, N., Rodriguez, A., Harnish, S., Knecht, S.; & Flöel, A. (2011). Motor cortex preactivation by standing facilitates word retrieval in aphasia. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 25, 178-187.

Meinzer, M. *, Mohammadi, S. *, Floel, A., Albers, J., Kugel, H., Schiffbauer, H., Kramer, K., Menke, R., Baumgaertner, A., Knecht, S., Breitenstein, C. + & Deppe, M. (2010). Integrity of the hippocampus and surrounding white matter is correlated with language training success in aphasia. Neuroimage, 53, 283-90.

Menke, R., Meinzer, M., Kugel, H., Deppe, M., Baumgärtner, A., Schiffbauer, H., Thomas, M., Kramer, K., Lohmann, H., Flöel, A., Knecht, S., & Breitenstein, C. (2009). Imaging short- and long-term training success in chronic aphasia. BMC Neuroscience, 10, 118.

Flöel, A., de Vries, M., Scholz, J., Breitenstein, C., Johansen-Berg H. (2009). White matter integrity in the vicinity of Broca's area predicts grammar learning success. Neuroimage, 47, 1974-81.

* Both authors contributed equally to the manuscript (shared first authorship)

+ Both authors contributed equally to the manuscript (shared senior authorship)