Portrait Debora Suppiger

Debora Suppiger

PhD Student, NGN Research Center Klinik für Neonatologie


Tel. +41 44 255 45 85

Professional experience

Debora Suppiger received her Master’s degree in Psychology with a focus in Neuropsychology from 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 the University Hospital of Old Age Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. Furthermore, she has acquired clinical experience as a neuropsychologist at the Hospital of Lucerne. She joined the NGN Research Center to attain her doctoral degree and is registered at the international Neuroscience program of the Life Science Graduate School Zurich.

Research focus areas

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.

Current projects