Melissa Lê-Hoa Võ


* 03/18/1981 in Munich, Germany

Here you can find the more or less latest pdf version of my CV.




ACADEMIC POSITIONS


2014 -                  Professor for Cognitive Psychology

                            Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany   


                            Head of the DFG funded Emmy Noether Group a.k.a.                                                        

                            the “Scene Grammar Lab”, Goethe Universität Frankfurt

                          

2009 - 2013         Post-Doc, DFG (German Research Foundation) &

                            NIH (National Institute of Health) funded Research Fellowships,

                            Visual Attention Lab, Harvard Medical School

                            & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA


2008 - 2009         Post-Doc, ESRC funded Research Fellowship, Visual Cognition Unit,

                            Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK



EDUCATION


2009                    Dr. Phil. in Cognitive Psychology (summa cum laude)

                            Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

                            “The Allocation of Attention in Scene Perception”


2006 - 2008         Ph.D. student, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich; (Excellencecluster:

                            Cognition for Technical Systems - CoTeSys, Ph.D. thesis: “The Allocation of

                            Attention in Scene Perception”)


spring - fall ’06     Backpacking through India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand,

                            Fijis rounded up by family visits at the US east and west coast  


2006                    M.A. (“Diplom”) in Cognitive Psychology

                            Free University of Berlin, Germany

                            "Effects of Emotional Valence on Implicit and Explicit

                            Memory for Words: Can Pupil Dilation Give Clarification?"


2002                    B.A. (“Vordiplom”) in Psychology

                            University of Eichstätt/Ingolstadt, Germany       


2000                    'Abitur', Gymnasium München/Moosach

  



FELLOWSHIPS and GRANTS


Emmy Noether Grant from the DFG (German Research Foundation)                                                   

                                                                                                                    7/1/2014-6/30/2017

                                                                                                     

Research grant from the NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

  1.                                                                                                             12/1/2012-11/31/2015

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Fellowship from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

  1.                                                                                                               1/1/2013-12/31/2013

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Fellowship from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

  1.                                                                                                                 6/1/2012-8/31/2012

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Research grant from the DFG (German Research Foundation)

  1.                                                                                                             11/1/2009-10/31/2011

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Women in Science Fellowship (Ludwig-Maximilians University Excellence Program)




PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES


Current Organization Membership: Association for Psychological Science, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (ordentliches Mitglied), Psychonomic Society (full member), Vision Sciences Society


Ad-hoc reviewer for: Acta Psychologica; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences;

Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics; Brain Research; Behavior Research Methods, Cognition; Cognitive Neuroscience; Emotion; Frontiers in Perception Science; Human-Computer Interaction; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception, and Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Eye Movement Research; Journal of Vision; NeuroImage, Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience Letters; Perception; PLoS ONE; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Psychophysiology; Psychological Science; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Visual Cognition; Vision Research.


Conference Organization (2011-2013) of “Object Perception, Attention, & Memory (OPAM)”. OPAM is a conference dedicated to issues in object perception, attention, memory and other areas of visual cognition. It takes place, each year, on the first day of the meeting of the Psychonomic Society. OPAM is intended as a forum primarily for scientists early in their careers, such as graduate students or post docs. 

Visit our website for more information: http://www.opam.net/


Mentoring Activities:

Member of SciMento (http://www.scimento.de/en; mentoring program for talented female PhD candidates and postdocs from 5 universities in Hesse); member of START (www.start-stiftung.de; part of the Hertie Institute) that supports the academic advancement of children who have recently migrated to Germany.