Dr. Conny Kopp-Scheinpflug
“Sciencefamily – you can’t be what you can’t see”
Conny Kopp-Scheinpflug is a tenured neuroscientist and electrophysiologist at the LMU Munich since 2012. She received her PhD in Neurophysiology from the University of Leipzig in 1999, did postdoctoral training with Professor Bruce Tempel at the University of Washington in Seattle, USA and Professor Ian Forsythe at the Medical Research Council, UK before earning her Habilitation (venia legendi) in 2011. She is interested in understanding how neurons are so perfectly tuned to construct biologically relevant information from synaptic inputs and are able to temporarily sway the neural processing by changing the properties of the membrane receptors, transporters and ion channels involved in synaptic transmission and neuronal excitability. Her laboratory uses the mammalian auditory system as a model to study the effect of neuromodulators on the processing of relevant information by our brains.
Dr. Kopp-Scheinpflug loves mentoring the next generation of neuroscientists and is passionately involved in the neuroscience community by serving as an Editor for the Journal of Physiology and as the women’s representative for the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences in Munich.Visit her website.