Salome Kurth

SNSF-Professor, Eccellenza Fellowship, PD, Dr. sc. nat.

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Salome Kurth is Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Fribourg. Salome’s research interests are the maturation of sleep rhythm, sleep neurophysiology across the developmental period, cognitive development in early childhood and interactions with family context, nutrition, and gut microbiome. Since 2019, she holds a SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship at the University of Fribourg. Prior to her position in Fribourg, she held a Junior Start-up grant from the Clinical Research Priority Program “Sleep and Health” at the University of Zurich, in the Departments of Neurology and Pulmonology at the University Hospital Zurich (2016 - 2018). Between 2012 and 2016 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder (mentor: Prof. Monique LeBourgeois), supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Salome received her Ph.D. from the University of Zurich in 2011, with the International PhD Program in Neuroscience from the Neuroscience Center Zurich (mentor: Prof. Reto Huber), she obtained her M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Bern in 2007 (mentor: Prof. Jürg Zettel).

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