February 7, 2013

Meet Johannes Letzkus

Johannes Letzkus, an SNF Ambizione postdoctoral fellow in Andreas Lüthi's group, is researching the processes that enable us to fear. His latest publication has received a lot of attention in the scientific community because it clearly shows that the largest and most highly developed area of the brain, the neocortex, is selectively required when complex stimuli are learned during fear conditioning. Today, he has been honored by the Pfizer Foundation with the "Pfizer Forschungspreis".