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Janine Reis


Lab: Dr. med. Janine Reis
Department: Emmy Noether Group Leader
University Medical Center
Address: Department of Neurology
Breisacherstraße 64
79106 Freiburg
Phone: 0049 761 270 50420
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PhD positions available: YES
Research Area: Neurosciences
Research Interests: Neuroplasticity of the motor system, neurobiology of motor learning, genetic influences on brain
structure and function, neurorehabilitation, modulation of brain function by non-invasive brain


Education & Training: 1996-2003 Medical studies at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
2004 Medical degree at Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Employment & Experience: 2003-2005 Residency in Neurology
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany; Department of Neurology
2005-2007 Feodor-Lynen Postdoctoral Fellowship (Alexander-von-Humboldt
Foundation, Bonn)
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke, Human Cortical Physiology Section, Bethesda,
2007- 2008 NIH Visiting Fellow Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke, Human Cortical Physiology Section, Bethesda,
2008-2012 Residency in Neurology
Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, Germany; Dept. of Neurology
2012-present Emmy-Noether-Group leader, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg,
Germany, Dept. of Neurology
Scientific Activities: Since 2005 ad hoc referee for scientific journals (J Neurosci, J Physiol, J
Neurophysiology, Cortex, Epilepsia, NNR, EBR, etc.)
Since 2012 ad hoc referee for the DFG


Honors and Awards:

2002 “Young Investigator Award”, International Conference on Biomagnetism
2005-2007 Feodor-Lynen-Postdoctoral Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt-
Foundation, Bonn
2007 NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE)
2007-2008 NIH Visiting Fellowship Award, National Institute of Neurological
Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, USA


Selected Publications:

Reis J, Fritsch B. Modulation of motor performance and motor learning by
transcranial direct current stimulation. Curr Opin Neurol. 2011 Dec;24(6):590-6. Abstract

Fritsch B*, Reis J*, Martinowich K, Schambra HM, Ji Y, Cohen LG, Lu B. Direct current
stimulation promotes BDNF-dependent synaptic plasticity: Potential implications for
motor learning. Neuron, 2010; 66:198-204, *equal contribution Abstract

Reis J, Schambra HM, Cohen LG, Buch ER, Fritsch B, Zarahn E, Celnik PA, Krakauer
JW. Noninvasive cortical stimulation enhances skill acquisition over multiple days
through an effect on consolidation. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106:1590-5. Abstract

Reis J, Swayne OB, Vandermeeren Y, Camus M, Dimyan M, Harris-Love M, Perez MA,
Ragert P, Rothwell JC, Cohen LG. Contributions of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to
the Understanding of Cortical Mechanisms involved in Motor Control. J Physiol 2008;
586.2: 325–51. Abstract

Reis J, Robertson E, Krakauer JW, Rothwell JC , Marshall L, Gerloff C, Wassermann E,
Pascual-Leone A, Hummel F, Celnik PA, Classen J, Floel A, Ziemann U, Paulus W,
Siebner HR, Born J, Cohen LG. Consensus: “Can tDCS and TMS enhance motor
learning and memory formation? Brain Stimulation 2008;4:363-9. Abstract

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