Susanne Nichterwitz studied Biology at the University of Tübingen in Germany and obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm/Sweden where she investigated mechanisms of differential vulnerability in motor neuron diseases using mouse and stem cell models. As a postdoc in the De la Torre-Ubieta Lab, she is setting up an in vitro platform to study human neocortical development in organotypic slice cultures with single cell resolution. She is particularly interested in investigating the role of gene regulatory mechanisms in normal neurogenesis and in neurodevelopmental disorders. When she is not in the lab pipetting, you will most likely find her exploring California’s beautiful nature with her camera and a tent!