Head, Becker Lab
Benjamin Becker joined the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2015 as Professor (Full) and established his independent research team over the following years. He received his Master and PhD Degrees at the Universities of Trier and Duesseldorf in Germany and underwent postdoctoral training in Affective Neuroscience and advanced neuroimaging at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Bonn, Germany. His research on the neurobiological basis of emotions and emotional dysregulations in mental disorders has been published in over 200 scientific publications including corresponding and first authorships in Nature Communications, Advanced Science, PNAS, eLife, Molecular Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Brain, American Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry etc. and has been cited over 7800 times. Based on his scientific research and constant efforts to increase international collaborations and exchange he has received several awards including e.g. the “Academic and Technical Leading Scientist” and “Tianfu Friendship” award. He serves as active editorial board member of several renown journals, including e.g. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Psychopharmacology, and Psychoradiology as was founding section chief editor for Frontiers in Social and Affective Neuroimaging.