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Jakob Hartmann, PhD

Jakob Hartmann, PhD

McLean Hospital Title:
Harvard Medical School Title:
  • Research Fellow in Psychiatry


Jakob Hartmann, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory led by Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD, at McLean Hospital. Dr. Hartmann earned his PhD at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich, Germany, where his research focused on the behavioral and molecular basis of individual stress vulnerability and resilience in the context of psychiatric disorders. He is currently a recipient of a German Research Foundation fellowship.

In the Ressler Lab, he seeks to identify and disentangle brain region specific microcircuits and molecular mechanisms relevant to fear- and stress-related psychiatric disorders, with a special focus on the amygdala. To this end he employs multidisciplinary methodologies ranging from molecular techniques, genetic manipulations and transgenic approaches to various behavioral paradigms.


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Education & Training:

  • 2009 Diploma in Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 2014 PhD in Neuroscience, Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry and Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany
  • 2014-2015 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Stress Neurobiology and Neurogenetics, Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich, Germany
  • 2015-Present Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Neurobiology of Fear Laboratory, McLean Hospital




Office Address:

Belmont campus - Mailman Research Center, Room 114

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