With a BSc in Environmental Sciences (2011) and MSc in Neuroscience (2013), Dr. Claudia Ammann continued as a PhD candidate (2012-2017) at the University Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla, Spain) under the supervision of Dr. Javier Márquez Ruiz. The main emphasis of her doctoral thesis was to study the role of the cerebral cortex during associative motor learning in behaving rabbits. In January 2015 she joined the „Human Brain Physiology and Stimulation Lab“ lead by Dr. Pablo Celnik, director of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (Maryland, USA), where she was trained in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) participating in the development and execution of translational clinical research projects performed in patients with epilepsy and ALS (2015-2017). Since summer 2017 she is working at CINAC/University Hospital HM Puerta del Sur as a post-doctoral researcher studying the cortical excitability through the application of TMS in patients with movement disorders and exploring the effects and mechanisms of transcranial stimulation using static magnetic fields (tSMS).

Relevant Publications

  1. Cheron G, Márquez-Ruiz J, Cheron J, Prigogine C, Ammann C, Lukowski R, Ruth P, Dan B (2018). Purkinje cell BK-channel ablation induces abnormal rhythm in deep cerebellar nuclei and prevents LTD. Sci Rep. 8-1, pp.4220.
  2. Ammann C, Lindquist MA, Celnik PA (2017). Response variability of different anodal transcranial direct current stimulation intensities across multiple sessions. Brain Stimul, 10-4, pp.757-763.
  3. Ammann C, Spampinato DA, Márquez-Ruiz J (2016). Modulating motor learning through transcranial direct-current stimulation: An integrative view. Front Psychol. 7, pp.1981.
  4. Ammann C, Márquez-Ruiz J, Gómez-Climent MÁ, Delgado-García JM, Gruart A (2016). The motor cortex is involved in the generation of classically conditioned eyelid responses in behaving rabbits. J Neurosci, 36-26, pp.6988-7001.
  5. Márquez-Ruiz J*, Ammann C*, Leal-Campanario R, Ruffini G, Gruart A, Delgado-García JM (2016). Synthetic tactile perception induced by transcranial alternating-current stimulation can substitute for natural sensory stimulus in  behaving rabbits. Sci Rep, 6, pp.19753. *Both authors contributed equally to this work.