I obtained my Dr.rer.nat. in 1995 at the University of Bremen in Germany in the laboratory of Hans Flohr. In 1996, I moved to Canada for postdoctoral training with Douglas Munoz at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. After 2 1/2 years of postdoctoral training, I started as a research scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge and in the Department of Experimental Psychology in Oxford with John Duncan and David Gaffan. In 2000, I joined the faculty in the Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology and Psychology at the University of Western Ontario, as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, I was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. In 2007, I became a Scientist at the Robarts Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario. In 2011, I was promoted to Full Professor. I spent 9 months in 2012/13 as a fellow of the research group “Competition and priority control in brain and mind” at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Bielefeld, Germany. From July 2014-2020, I was an Associate Editor for the Journal of Neurophysiology. My research focuses on neural correlates of executive control using functional magnetic resonance imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioural experiments.