Emilie Maće

EMilie Maće

University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany

In 2019, I joined the Max Planck Institute for Biological Intelligence in Martinsried as an independent Max Planck Group Leader. Since 2023, I am a full Professor at the University Medical Center in Göttingen and part of the MBeXC Cluster of Excellence. The Macé lab addresses how brain-wide networks interact to produce a particular behavior. We use functional ultrasound imaging, a technique we pioneered, to follow neuronal activity in the whole mouse brain. We combine this technique with targeted genetic circuit manipulations and electrophysiological measurements. One goal is to better understand how cognitive processes, such as behavioral switching, arise in the brain across multiple scales and uncover dysfunctions of these networks in psychiatric disorders. Our lab also studies innovative optogenetic strategies against blindness to restore visual perception and visuomotor function.