What is it, in our brains, that drives us to learn and explore? I am deeply fascinated by this ubiquitous motivation, known as curiosity, and am therefore using the most advanced tools of neuroscience to help greater our understanding. Ultimately, I feel a molecular and cellular description of curiosity will revolutionize how we view the brain and lead to novel treatments for mental illnesses.
Fabian H. Jenny, 1985, started in 2009, as one of the first sutdents in the Fast Track Program at University of Zurich, his Master/PhD. In 2011, he received his MSc degree in Life Sciences with a specialization in Quantitative Biology and Systems Biology. Fabian's PhD project deals with whole-genome re-sequencing in the analysis of genetic screens and he works in the laboratory of Prof. Konrad Basler.