Barbara Molz



2006 – 2010:   BSc, Biology, University of Regensburg, Germany     Focus: Molecular Biology

2010 – 2013: MSc, Molecular Biology, University of Vienna            Focus: Neuroscience

Professional Experience

5/2012 – 4/2014:       Diploma Student/ Research Assistant (IMP, Vienna)

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP),Vienna

5/2014 – 5/2015:        Research Assistant (Medical University of Vienna)


  • Identifcaton of the Vacuolar medulla mutation of Drosophila melanogaster
    (Bachelor Thesis, Regensburg)
  • nAChR subunit composition in the early postnatal mouse hippocampus
    (Internship, Center for Brain Research, Vienna)
  • Identificaton of mushroombody subsets important for courtship conditioning in Drosophila melanogaster   (Master Thesis, IMP, Vienna)
  • Assistant researcher in projects investigating mechanisms involved in the pathophysiology of depression   (Research Assistant, Medical University of Vienna)

Interests: Electrophysiology, Synaptic plasticity, Circuit Neuroscience, Neuroimaging

Next GenVis Project

My current project within the NextGenVis network plans to examine visual cortical function and reassessing reorganizing in individuals with retinal degeneration using MRI and fMRI approaches with a focus on detecting alterations in major metabolites using magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Next to human studies we will also investigate same procedures in mice and additionally follow up on occurring changes after gene therapy.