Melissa Lê-Hoa Võ

* 03/18/1981 in Munich, Germany

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2014 -                  Professor for Cognitive Psychology

                            Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany   

                            Head of the DFG funded Emmy Noether Group a.k.a.                                                        

                            the “Scene Grammar Lab”, Goethe Universität Frankfurt


2009 - 2013         Post-Doc, DFG (German Research Foundation) &

                            NIH (National Institute of Health) funded Research Fellowships,

                            Visual Attention Lab, Harvard Medical School

                            & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA

2008 - 2009         Post-Doc, ESRC funded Research Fellowship, Visual Cognition Unit,

                            Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, UK


2009                    Dr. Phil. in Cognitive Psychology (summa cum laude)

                            Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

                            “The Allocation of Attention in Scene Perception”

2006 - 2008         Ph.D. student, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich; (Excellencecluster:

                            Cognition for Technical Systems - CoTeSys, Ph.D. thesis: “The Allocation of

                            Attention in Scene Perception”)

spring - fall ’06     Backpacking through India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand,

                            Fijis rounded up by family visits at the US east and west coast  

2006                    M.A. (“Diplom”) in Cognitive Psychology

                            Free University of Berlin, Germany

                            "Effects of Emotional Valence on Implicit and Explicit

                            Memory for Words: Can Pupil Dilation Give Clarification?"

2002                    B.A. (“Vordiplom”) in Psychology

                            University of Eichstätt/Ingolstadt, Germany       

2000                    'Abitur', Gymnasium München/Moosach



Emmy Noether Grant from the DFG (German Research Foundation)                                                   



Research grant from the NIH: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA)

  1.                                                                                                             12/1/2012-11/31/2015


Fellowship from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

  1.                                                                                                               1/1/2013-12/31/2013


Fellowship from the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)

  1.                                                                                                                 6/1/2012-8/31/2012


Research grant from the DFG (German Research Foundation)

  1.                                                                                                             11/1/2009-10/31/2011


Women in Science Fellowship (Ludwig-Maximilians University Excellence Program)


Current Organization Membership: Association for Psychological Science, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (ordentliches Mitglied), Psychonomic Society (full member), Vision Sciences Society

Ad-hoc reviewer for: Acta Psychologica; Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences;

Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics; Brain Research; Behavior Research Methods, Cognition; Cognitive Neuroscience; Emotion; Frontiers in Perception Science; Human-Computer Interaction; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human, Perception, and Performance; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition; Journal of Eye Movement Research; Journal of Vision; NeuroImage, Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience Letters; Perception; PLoS ONE; Psychonomic Bulletin & Review; Psychophysiology; Psychological Science; Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology; Visual Cognition; Vision Research.

Conference Organization (2011-2013) of “Object Perception, Attention, & Memory (OPAM)”. OPAM is a conference dedicated to issues in object perception, attention, memory and other areas of visual cognition. It takes place, each year, on the first day of the meeting of the Psychonomic Society. OPAM is intended as a forum primarily for scientists early in their careers, such as graduate students or post docs. 

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Mentoring Activities:

Member of SciMento (; mentoring program for talented female PhD candidates and postdocs from 5 universities in Hesse); member of START (; part of the Hertie Institute) that supports the academic advancement of children who have recently migrated to Germany.