at the ERM2019, Helsinki, Finland


I'm Christian, staff scientist in the Visual Neuroscience Lab at the University of Oldenburg, not too far away from the North Sea coast of Germany.

After studying biology here in Oldenburg, I moved to Frankfurt, Germany, where I graduated in 2009 with a PhD in Neurobiology which I received for my work on retinal anatomy at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. As a postdoc, I was trained in retinal electrophysiology at the University of Washington, Seattle.

I answered Martin Greschner's call in 2015, returned to Oldenburg and obtained a permanent position in his lab.

Today, I try to achieve two goals: help students become better neuroscientists than I ever was, and keep adding pieces to the retina puzzle :)

Just happened or coming up:

  • 2021-11-19 Invited speaker at the annual meeting of the Research Center Neurosensory Science, University of Oldenburg

  • 2021-07-21 Invited speaker and panelist at the Neuroscience Career Day, University of Oldenburg

  • 2021-01-28/29 Host of the OPL zoom meeting, international retina research conference with more than 100 attendees and 25 speakers, co-hosted by Wei Li, NIH

In the Visual Neuroscience Lab, we are constantly looking for enthusiastic students to join our team! Just get in touch!

Please note that we currently offer individual in-person research projects, following the covid-19 workplace safety regulations of the University of Oldenburg.