Ekaterina was born in the small Russian town Chernogolovka. In 2009, she moved to Austria and did her Bachelor's and Master's study at the University of Vienna, Faculty of Psychology, Specialization "Mind and Brain".
Currently, she is pursuing her PhD (funded by Uni:docs scholarship) at the lab of social, cognitive, and affective neuroscience (SCAN) led by Prof. Dr. Claus Lamm. In her recent large interdisciplinary collaborative project, Ekaterina investigated the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental well-being. Her other research interests include among others the psychopathology, neural correlates of empathy, and the cross-cultural variability of psychological traits.
She joined YSA with the goal to promote interdisciplinary research collaborations between different disciplines, such as to connect psychology with medical research. In her free time, she is involved in different "reach out" activities, in which she tries to bring the research closer to the public.
You will find further information about Ekaterinas research on her website or on her Twitter Account. Or directly approach to her via E-Mail.