Portrait Debora Suppiger

Debora Suppiger

Phd Student, Department of Neonatology


Tel. +41 44 255 45 85


Debora Suppiger completed her degree in psychology with a focus on neuropsychology at the University of Bern. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant in two research groups focusing on memory and sleep at the University of Bern and at the University Clinic for Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. She has also gained clinical experience as a neuropsychologist at Lucerne Hospital. She joined the NGN Research Center to obtain her PhD and is enrolled in the international neuroscience program at the Life Science Graduate School Zurich.

Research focus

Her research is centered on cognitive and neurodevelopment of infants. Within this, she is mostly interested in how human milk affects neural activation and cognitive performance, especially early memory functions. Furthermore, she is interested in how the act of breastfeeding influences parent-child relationship.

Ongoing projects