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Prof. Dr.
Michèle Wessa

Professor (W3), Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology

Contact

Institute for Psychology
Department of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Wallstraße 3
55122 Mainz

+49 (0) 6131 39 39256

CRC 1193 PROJECTS

Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology

Neural and behavioral correlates of emotion regulation

Explicit and implicit cognitive biases and their implication in mental health and illness

Emotional processing in bipolar disorder and its neurobiological underpinnings

Vita

Since 04/2013

Professor for Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology (W3) and Head of the corresponding Department, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

10/2011 – 03/2013

Professor for Experimental Psychopathology and Neuroimaging (W3), Department of General Psychiatry, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg

12/2008 – 09/2011

DFG Emmy Noether research group leader, Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

04/2007 – 11/2008

Assistant Professor, Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim

03/2005 – 03/2007

Postdoctoral researcher, CEA Service Hospitalier Frédéric Joliot, Research group “Neuroimaging in Psychiatry”

02/2004 – 02/2005

Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim (supervisor: H. Flor)

04/2000 – 01/2004

Doctoral student, Department of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim

Publications

Wessa M, King AV, Meyer P, Frölich L, Flor H, Poupon C, Hoppstädter M, Linke J (2016) Impaired and preserved aspects of feedback learning in aMCI: contributions of structural connectivity. Brain Struct Funct 221(5):2831-46.

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Kanske P, Heissler J, Schönfelder S, Forneck J, Wessa M (2013) Neural correlates of emotional distractibility in bipolar disorder, unaffected relatives and individuals with hypomanic personality. Am J Psychiatry 170:1487-1496.

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Kanske P, Heissler J, Schönfelder S, Bongers A, Wessa M (2011) How to Regulate Emotion? Neural Networks for Reappraisal and Distraction. Cereb Cortex 21:1379-88.

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Linke J, King AV, Poupon C, Hennerici MG, Gass P, Wessa M (2013) Impaired anatomical connectivity and related executive functions: Differentiating vulnerability and disease marker in bipolar disorder. Biol Psychiatry 74:908-916.

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Wessa M, Linke J, Witt S, Nieratschker V, Esslinger C, Kirsch P, Grimm O, Hennerici MG, Gass A, King AV, Rietschel M (2010) The CACNA1C risk variant for bipolar disorder influences limbic activity. Mol Psychiatry 15:1126-1127.

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Coordinating Functions

Since 2016

Deputy spokesperson of CRC 1193

Since 2014

Deputy Director of the 'Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers' (Gutenberg Nachwuchskolleg), Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz

Awards, Grants and Honor

2007

Lilly Travel Fellowship for 7th International Conference on Bipolar Disorder

2008 – present

DFG Emmy Noether research group (We3638/3-1)

2000 – 2003

Ph.D. Scholarship from the Studientstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

1997 – 1999

Study Scholarship from the Studientstiftung des Deutschen Volkes