Dr Bettina Schwab

Dr Bettina Schwab

Bettina Schwab is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf and a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany. With a background in physics and computational neuroscience, she combines experiment and modeling, aiming at a mechanistic understanding of human neurophysiology. Specifically, her interest is brain stimulation to modulate neural activity and functional connectivity between distant brain areas. In particular, Bettina investigates how stimulation may be used to gain insights into the network pathophysiology of neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease. She is also deeply interested in the physiology of the motor system and basal ganglia in general, including electrophysiology and neural network dynamics.

Dr Bettina Schwab joins the programme for the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020, and will be giving a talk entitled Modulation of functional connectivity by dual-site tACS.