Dr Sonali Reisinger
BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

Parkville Campus
30 Royal Parade
Parkville Victoria 3052

Sonali Reisinger researcher profile


Dr Sonali Reisinger is an early career researcher in the Epigenetics and Neural Plasticity Group. Her current work focuses on advancing our understanding of the transgenerational effects of viral infections on brain and behaviour. She also investigates cognitive and psychiatric symptoms of developmental disorders such as neurofibromatosis type I (NF1). Employing cutting-edge behavioural neuroscience, molecular biology and next generation sequencing methods, Dr Reisinger uses mouse models to study the relevant molecular mechanisms.

Dr Reisinger completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh (UK), and received her MSc from the University of Vienna, Austria, before completing her PhD in late 2020 at the Medical University of Vienna, Austria. She joined The Florey in late 2021. Dr Reisinger has published several first-author articles in high impact journals in the behavioural neuroscience field (including Molecular Psychiatry, Translational Psychiatry, Brain, Behaviour and Immunity) and has recently been awarded the Early Career Researcher Grant (University of Melbourne) and the Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship (Austrian Science Fund).

Career highlights

Current roles

  • Member of The Florey Postdoc Association Committee

Awards and achievements

  • 2024-2025 – Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship, Austrian Science Fund, FWF
  • 2024 – Early Career Researcher Grant, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • 2023 – Best Postdoctoral Researcher Poster award, Australasian Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane, Australia
  • 2019 – Best Poster award, Young Scientists Association Symposium 2019 of the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria,
  • 2018 – FENS-IBRO/PERC travel grant for attendance at the 11th FENS Forum of Neurosciences, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017 – Best Poster award, Austrian Neuroscience Association Meeting 2017, Klosterneuburg, Austria
  • 2016 – Travel grant of the Austrian Neuroscience Association for attendance of 10th FENS Forum of Neurosciences, Copenhagen, Denmark

Research publications


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