Hello, and welcome to my site! My name is Michael T. Lippert and I am a graduate student of Neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany. My work focuses mainly on the integration of different senses in the brain and its underlying neural activity. The techniques I use are electrophysiological recordings, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSD) as well as microscopy. For my publications please see the publication list.

On this site I would like to give you an overview on what I do outside of the lab and what I find interesting. The categories on my site  should be pretty self explanatory ;-).

Due to the fact that I had to finish my masters thesis only recently, this site is not yet complete! Please come back in the near future, there will be more online soon.

Biographical information:

  • Born in 1983 in Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany
  • I attended the St. Annen Gymnasium in the same town until 2002
  • My bachelors (“Vordiplom”) is in Biology for which I studied at the University of Leipzig between 2002 and 2004
  • In 2004 and 2005 I spent 10 months in the lab of Josef P. Rauschecker and Jian-Young Wu at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. on a research stipend of the German Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • Between 2005 and 2008  I studied for my masters in Neuroscience (“Diplom”) at the University of Magdeburg in the lab of Frank Ohl and Henning Scheich
  • In 2009 I received my masters for my thesis with the title “Coupling of BOLD and Electrophysiological Activity in Area MT”
  • Currently I am writing my PhD thesis in the laboratory of Nikos K. Logothetis and Christoph Kayser at the Max-Planck-Institute of Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen.