Staff members

PD Dr. Stephanie Kullmann
Senior scientist

Phone: +49 7071 29-87704

 Further positions:

  • Deputy Head of Metabolic Neuroimaging at the IDM
  • Group leader

Research interests:

  • Identifying neurobiological mechanisms related to obesity and diabetes in humans using modern neuroimaging methods
  • Investigating the role of brain-body interactions in the development of insulin resistance
  • Enhancing brain health to prevent diabetes

Education and Career:

2003-2005         Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, Lee University, USA

2007-2009         Master of Science in Neural and Behavioural Sciences,

                         University of Tübingen

2009-2013         Dissertation (Neurowissenschaften),

                         International Max Planck Research School, University of Tübingen

2014 -2018        Post-Doc at the IDM, Helmholtz Center München

2019                  Habilitation at the Medical Faculty, University of Tübingen

Prizes and Awards:

  • 2015   DZD Awards 2015
  • 2017   Travel fellowship 2017 for the 50th Winter Brain Conference
  • 2018   Ernst und Berta Scharrer Preis 2017 der DGE

Current projects:

  • Enhancing brain health to prevent Type 2 diabetes using non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Impact of age, obesity and sex on brain insulin sensitivity
  • Overcoming brain insulin resistance by diet and exercise
  • The effect of central acting insulin on dopamine signaling in the striatum
  • Central insulin-dopamine interaction on metabolism depending on genetic heterogeneity


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