About me

48 Lei Zhang2150I studied psychology and obtained my B.Sc degree at Beijing Normal University (BNU), China. There, I also got introduced to Cognitive Neuroscience at National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning. Afterward, I did my master’s thesis at Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), and received my M.Sc. degree at University of the Basque Country, Spain. I obtained my PhD (summa cum laude) and did a one-year postdoc (external independent funding) with Jan Gläscher at the Institute of Systems Neuroscience led by Christian Büchel, located at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), Germany. Between Dec. 2016 and Aug. 2017, I was a Roche intern for Scientific Exchange (RiSE) at one of the leading research-based pharmaceutical companies, F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, based in Basel, Switzerland. Now I work as a postdoctoral fellow with Claus Lamm, at the Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Unit (SCAN-Unit), University of Vienna, Austria.

In my spare time, I enjoy a lot watching European football games, both on TV and in the stadium. (Yes, I insist on calling it football.) Moreover, I am an avid amateur road cyclist. You can find my recent activities on Strava (if you care).