Born 1971 in Vienna, Austria. Study of medicine at the University of Vienna and PhD in Neuroscience at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA. Since 2004 Assistant Professor of Depts. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Human Genetics, Emory University School of Medicine. Since 2007 Research group leader at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry. Director and Scientific Member at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry as of August 2013.