Ulrike Lueken, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. habil.

Past: PI C4 VCF

Ulrike Lueken

Contact information

Universitätsklinikum Würzburg
Leitung AG „Experimentelle und klinische Psychotherapieforschung“
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie
Margarete-Höppel-Platz 1 (ehemals Füchsleinstr. 15)
97080 Würzburg

Phone: +49-(0)931-201-77410
E-Mail: Lueken_U@ukw.de

Research Statement

Dr. Ulrike Lueken works as a researcher at the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universität Dresden. She is doing research on Parkinson’s disease as a human model for fronto-stiatal dysregulation, the effects of deep brain stimulation on cognition and reward processing, and investigates the neural substrates of fear and anxiety disorders, including neuroplasticity of the brain following cognitive behavioural therapy.

Scientific Education

07/2011International Master in Affective Neuroscience (M. Sc.), University of Maastricht (Netherlands) and University of Florence (Italy)
12/2006Doctoral Thesis (“summa cum laude”), University of Trier (Germany); Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. W. Wittling
Since 04/2004Postgraduate Psychotherapy Program (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy), TU Dresden (current) and University of Trier (past) 
1996 – 2003Diploma (Psychology), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. M. Peper

Professional Experience

Since 02/2007Research Associate (Postdoc), Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, TU Dresden (Head: Prof. Dr. H.-U. Wittchen); Workgroup leader “Fear and Anxiety Disorders Neuroimaging Group”
06/2003 – 01/2007PhD student, Postgraduate Program Psychobiology, Center for Neuropsychological Research, University of Trier, Germany

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Since 2009Several teaching awards of the Department of Psychology, TUDresden and the Friends and Patrons of the TU Dresden
Since 01/2009Member of the Ethics Committee of the Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, TU Dresden, Germany
Since 2006Several travel grants (European College in Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), German Research Foundation (DFG), German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), World Federation of Neurology (WFN), Friends and Patrons of the TU Dresden (Freunde und Förderer der TU Dresden); University of Trier, Germany)
06/2003 – 12/2006Holder of a scholarship from the Foundation of Neuro- and Psychobiological Research, Germany

Selected Publications

Lueken, U., Stankevich, Y., Goschke, T., Schläpfer, T. E.,  Koy, J., Reichmann, H., Storch, A., Wolz, M. (2014) Executive Task Performance under Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subthalamic Nucleus in Parkinson’s Disease Revisited: The Modulating Influence of Apathy, Depression and Mood. Fortschritte der Neurologie Psychiatrie; 82: 386–393

Rohde, K., Riedel, O., Lueken, U., Rietzel, S., Fauser, M., Ossig, C., Reichmann, H., Storch A. (2013). Impulsive-Compulsive Behaviours in a German Parkinson’s
Disease Outpatient Sample. Fortschritte der Neurologie · Psychiatrie, 81, 503–510.

Kircher, T., Arolt, V., Jansen, A., Pyka, M., Reinhardt, I., Kellermann, T., Konrad, C., Lueken, U., Gloster, A. T., Gerlach, A. L., Ströhle, A., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Wittchen, H. U., Straube, B. (2013). Effect of cognitive behavioural therapy on neural correlates of fear conditioning in panic disorder. Biological Psychiatry, 73, 93-101.
Reif, A., Richter, J., Straube, B., Höfler, M., Lueken, U., Gloster, A. T., Weber, H., Domschke, K., Fehm, L., Ströhle, A., Jansen, A., Gerlach, A., Pyka, M., Reinhardt, I., Konrad, C., Wittmann, A., Pfleiderer, B., Alpers, G. W., Pauli, P., Arolt, V., Wittchen. H.-U., Hamm, A., Kircher, T. & Deckert, J. (in press). MAOA and mechanisms of panic disorder revisited: from bench to molecular psychotherapy. Molecular Psychiatry.
Lueken, U.*, Muehlhan, M.*, Evens, R., Wittchen, H.-U., & Kirschbaum, C. (2012). Within and between session changes in subjective and neuroendocrine stress parameters during magnetic resonance imaging: a controlled scanner training study. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 1299-1308. *shared first authorship
Lueken, U., Kruschwitz, J. D., Muehlhan, M., Siegert, J., Hoyer, J., & Wittchen, H.-U. (2011). How specific is specific phobia? Different neural response patterns in two subtypes of specific phobia. Neuroimage, 56, 363-372.
Lueken, U., Muehlhan, M., Wittchen, H.-U., Kellermann, T., Reinhardt, I., Konrad, C., Lang, T., Wittmann, A., Ströhle, A., Gerlach, A. L., Ewert, A., & Kircher, T. (2011). (Don’t) panic in the scanner! How panic patients with agoraphobia experience a functional magnetic resonance imaging session. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 21, 516-525.
Lueken, U., Schwarz, M., Hertel, F., Schweiger, E. & Wittling, W. (2008). Impaired performance on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test under left- when compared to right-sided deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in patients with Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neurology, 255, 1940-1948.