Meike D. Hettwer

Meike D. Hettwer

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • imaging genetics • neural correlates of risk and resilience to psychiatric disorders • functional networks and inter-hemispheric interactions • adaptation and plasticity

 

Academic education

since 2020    Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig
                        Doctoral research performed at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf & Forschungszentrum Jülich
                        Supervisor: Simon B. Eickhoff & Sofie L. Valk

2018–2020   Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main

2015–2018   Bachelor of Science in Human Movement Science, University of Münster

 

Scientific awards and scholarships

2019–2020    Deutschlandstipendium, Goethe University & Merz Pharma
2019                Valedictorian/graduation award, University of Münster
2019                Valedictorian/graduation award, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
2018                DAAD Scholarship
2018                Jasso Scholarship
2017                DAAD Promo scholarship
2014 & 2015  President's Honor Roll for outstanding students, Santa Barbara City College, CA, USA

 

Publications

Bittner, R. A., Barnes-Scheufler, C. V., Hettwer, M., Qubad, M., & Reif, A. (preprint). Pathophysiology and treatment of cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia.

Hettwer, M. D., Larivière, S., Park, B. Y., van den Heuvel OA, […], Eickhoff, S. B., & Valk, S. L. (in press). Coordinated cortical thickness alterations across six neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. Nature Communications

Valk, S., & Hettwer, M. D. (in press)., Commentary on ‘Reproducible brain-wide association studies require thousands of individuals‘. Apuerto Neuro.

Bayrak, Ş., de Wael, R. V., Schaare, H. L., Hettwer, M. D., Caldairou, B., Bernasconi, A., [], & Valk, S. L. (2022). Heritability of hippocampal functional and microstructural organisation. NeuroImage, 264:119656. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119656

Hettwer, M. D., Lancaster, T. M., Raspor, E., Hahn, P. K., Mota, N. R., Singer, W., […], & Bittner, R. A. (2022). Evidence from imaging resilience genetics for a protective mechanism against schizophrenia in the ventral visual pathway. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 48(3), 551-562.

Hettwer, M. D., Saberi, A., Fan, Y. S., & Valk, S. L. (2022). Schizophrenia and macroscale brain structure: Genes in context. Biological Psychiatry, 92(4), 258260.

Park, B. Y., Kebets, V., Larivière, S., Hettwer, M. D., Paquola, C., van Rooij, D., [], & Bernhardt, B. C. (2022). Multiscale neural gradients reflect transdiagnostic effects of major psychiatric conditions on cortical morphology. Communications Biology, 5(1):1024. doi:10.1038/s42003-022-03963-z

Sanfelici, R., Ruef, A., Antonucci, L. A., Penzel, N., Sotiras, A., Dong, M. S., Urquijo-Castro, M., Wenzel, J., Kambeitz-Ilankovic, L, Hettwer, M. D., […], & PRONIA Consortium. (2022). Novel gyrification networks reveal links with psychiatric risk factors in early illness. Cerebral Cortex, 32(8), 16251636.

Krüger, B., Hettwer, M., Zabicki, A., de Haas, B., Munzert, J., Zentgraf, K. (2020). Practice modality of motor sequences impacts the neural signature of motor imagery. Scientific Reports, 10:19176. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-76214-y

Poster presentations and talks

Hettwer, M. D. (2022). Coordinated cortical thickness alterations across mental disorders: A transdiagnostic ENIGMA study. Talk given at 28th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Glasgow, Scotland, June.

Hettwer, M. D. (2022). Coordinated cortical thickness alterations across mental disorders: A transdiagnostic ENIGMA study. Poster presented at 28th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), Glasgow, Scotland, June.

Hettwer, M. D. (2022). Transdiagnostic gradients capture coordinated cortical thickness alterations across mental disorders. Gradients of Brain Organization Pre-OHBM Workshop, Cambridge, UK, June.

 

 

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