Dr. rer. nat. Isabelle Caroline Ridderbusch

In 2010 I came to Marburg to study psychology and philosophy at the Philipps-Universitiy. I received my Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 2014 with a thesis enquiring David Humes concept of empathy in relation to modern scientific explanations of human empathy. My diploma in psychology followed in 2015 with a thesis about the effects of victim sensitivity on romantic relationships.

Since my main interests during my studies in psychology were cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology, I was happy to start working as a research assistant for the project PROTECT-AD in january 2016 which uses fMRI methods in a clinical investigation context. I appreciate interdisciplinary research and am looking forward to advance my scientific qualification in psychology and my further studies in philosophy.


Ridderbusch, I. C., Wroblewski, A., Yang, Y., Richter, J., Hollandt, M., Hamm, A. O., … Straube, B. (accepted). Neural adaptation of cingulate and insular activity during delayed fear extinction: A replicable pattern across assessment sites and repeated measurements. NeuroImage IF: 5.902

Ridderbusch, I.C., Richter, J., Yang, Y., Hoefler, M., Weber, H., Reif, A., Hamm, A., Pané-Farré C.A., Gerlach, A.L., Stroehle, A., Pfleiderer, B., Arolt, V., Wittchen, H.-U., Gloster, A., Lang, T., Helbig-Lang, S., Fehm, L., Pauli, P., Kircher, T., Lueken, U.§, & Straube, B.§ (accepted). Association of rs7688285 allelic variation coding for GLRB with fear reactivity and exposure-based therapy in patients with panic disorder and agoraphobia. European Neuropsychopharmacology. IF: 4.468

Ridderbusch I.C., Yang, Y., Weber, H., Reif, A., Herterich, S., Ströhle, A., Pfleiderer, B., Arolt, V., Wittchen, H.-U., Lueken, U., Kircher, T., & Straube, B. (accepted). Neural correlates of NOS1 ex1f-VNTR allelic variation in panic disorder and agoraphobia during fear conditioning and extinction in fMRI. NeuroImage: Clinical IF: 3.943

Hollandt, M., Wroblewski, A., Yang, Y., Ridderbusch, I.C., Kircher, T., Hamm, A.O., Straube, B., & Richter, J. (accepted). Facilitating translational science in anxiety disorders by adjusting extinction training in the laboratory to exposure-based therapy procedures (accepted). Translational Psychiatry. IF: 5.182