Portrait Nora Raschle

Nora Maria Raschle, Prof. Dr.

Assistant Professor of Psychology‚ Principal Investigator of Developmental Neuroscience Research Area

Phone: 044 634 06 97

Room number: AND 4.18

nora.raschle@jacobscenter.uzh.ch

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Prof. Dr. Nora Maria Raschle’s background is in developmental cognitive and affective neuroscience. After completing her master studies at the University of Zurich, Prof. Raschle conducted her doctoral studies at the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience and Children’s Hospital in Boston (USA). She defended her PhD thesis with the topic „Investigating neuronal and behavioral premarkers of developmental dyslexia prior to reading onset“ in 2011 at the University in Zurich and continued as a postdoctoral researcher at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. Starting in 2013, Prof. Raschle worked as a senior research scientist and neuroimaging group leader at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of the Psychiatric University Hospital Basel and University of Basel in Switzerland. Her work to date has focused on the investigation of typical and atypical brain development, with a particular focus on the early detection and characterization of developmental and mental health disorders through the use of structural and functional neuroimaging.

Prof. Raschle’s Fokus liegt im Bereich der Grundlagenforschung von entwicklungsbezogenen oder psychiatrischen Störungsbildern im Kindes- und Jugendalter. Dabei steht die frühzeitige Erkennung und Charakterisierung von Störungsbildern von Kinder und Jugendlichen anhand von struktureller und funktioneller Magnetresonanztomographie im Vordergrund.

Areas of interest

(I)    paediatric neuroimaging
(II)   neural development
(III)  brain structure, function and connectivity
(IV)  socioemotional skills (emotion processing and emotion regulation)
(V)   language and reading
(VI)  learning, plasticity and resilience

Current position(s)

2019 - present Assistant Professor of Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development at the University of Zurich, Switzerland Academic affiliation with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics and University Hospital in Basel

Previous positions

2013 – 2019 Senior Research Scientist, Group Leader Neuroimaging, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatric University Hospital and University of Basel, Switzerland
2013 – 2018 Consultant to the Gaab Laboratory at the Laboratories for Cognitive Neuroscience, Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
011 – 2013 Postdoctoral research fellow, Gaab Laboratory at the Laboratories for Cognitive Neuroscience, Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
2007 – 2011 Doctoral candidate of the University of Zurich and visiting research scholar at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston, USA (group of Prof. N. Gaab) Master student/visiting scholar at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (group of Prof. G. Schlaug)

Education

2011 PhD, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland Supervisors: Prof. L. Jäncke (University of Zurich), Prof. N. Gaab (Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston, USA)
2007 Licentiate/MSc in Psychology (focus Neuropsychology), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Fellowships and awards

2018 – 2019 Forschungsfonds Nachwuchsforschende, University of Basel, Switzerland.
2017 – 2019 Jacobs Foundation Early Career Research Fellowship 2017-2019
2015 – 2016 Forschungsfonds Nachwuchsforschende, University of Basel, Switzerland
2014 – 2017 Research Fellowship, Psychiatric University Clinics Basel, Switzerland
2010 – 2011 PhD Fellowship from Janggen-Poehn-Stiftung, Switzerland
2009 – 2010 Swiss National Foundation Prospective Researcher Fellowship; compl. PBZH11-121036
2008 – 2009 Swiss National Foundation Prospective Researcher Fellowship PBZH1-121036