Yuliya Kovalchuk

Yuliya Kovalchuk

Doctoral Candidate
Research interests: • neurological underpinnings of sexual arousal, orgasm, sexuality • neuroendocrinology and effects of menstrual cycle on cognition • stress and immunology • sex-specific fMRI research


Academic education

since 2021   Doctoral candidate, Max Planck School of Cognition, Leipzig, Germany
                       Doctoral research performed at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
                       Supervisor: Christine Heim
                       Lab rotations in the orientation phase: Julia Sacher, Christine Heim and Carmine Pariante

2019             Master of Science in Mind and Brain, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2016             Bachelor of Science in Psychology, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw, Poland


Research experience

2017              Research assistance, Bernstein Centre for Computational Neuroscience (Prof. John-Dylan Haynes), Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

2017–2019  Research assistance, Institute of Sexology and Sexual Medicine (Prof. Henrik Walter),  Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany



2020 Development Grant, Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft", Germany

2020 Development Grant, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Germany

2020             UNESCO World’s Best Digital Sex Ed Projects. Vpershe, Ukraine

2019             Prague Civil Society Center Grant for Best Social Initiatives in Post-Soviet Region

2019             The Harnish Foundation Grant “Awesome Without Borders”

2016–2019 DAAD Scholarship, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2014             Erasmus+ Scholar, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

2010–2011 FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) Scholar, American Councils

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