Areas of Interest
- Behavioral human and mouse genetics
- Complex genetics (behavior, impulsivity, alcohol, depression, autism)
- Neurogenetics (epilepsy, ataxia, deafness)
U-M study: Depression incidence and factors among residents are similar in China and US
Though a world apart, first-year residents in the United States and China have more in common than they might imagine, including bouts of depression, a new study suggests.
“Springing forward” affects early birds less than night owls, study finds
Genetic predisposition plays a role in individuals’ reaction to abrupt change in sleep schedule; findings could have implications for other situations.
Margit Burmeister, Ph.D., pens several articles for ThePrepared.com
The Prepared is a media company that is aiming to make the world of survivalism more approachable to a wide audience
Study in Chinese Doctors Shows Mental Toll of Caring in the Time of COVID-19
Rigorous study shows depression and anxiety symptoms worsened among medical residents in Shanghai, and fear of workplace violence doubled, in early 2020.
Who Will Get Depressed Under Intense Stress? Study Shows Promise of Genetic Risk Prediction
Research in first-year medical residents suggests the predictive power of a tool based on multiple gene variants linked to depression
- 1987-1991: Postdoctoral training University of California, San Francisco
- 1983-1987 Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) Heidelberg University, Germany and European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg
- 1982-83: Diplom (Master) thesis work at Weizman Inst. of Science, Rehovot, Israel
- 1977-83: Diplom Biochemistry Free University, Berlin, Germany