Melly S. Oitzl (in full: Maria-Silvana Oitzl, born 1955 in Lind/Arnoldstein) is an Austrian behavioral neuroscientist. She is associate professor of medical pharmacology at Leiden University[1] and adjunct professor of cognitive neurobiology at the University of Amsterdam.[2] Oitzl is mainly interested in the relationships between stress, cognition, and emotion.[3] She obtained her Ph.D. with the mention magna cum laude in 1989 from the University of Düsseldorf.[4] Oitzl is a member of the board of the Earth and Life Sciences division of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research,[5] from which she had received an "Aspasia" grant in 2008.[6] She has been a member of the executive committee and a treasurer of the European Brain and Behaviour Society.[7] According to the Web of Science, Oitzl has published more than 130 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals, which have been cited over 5000 times, with an h-index of 33.[8]

Melly Oitzl
Born1955 (age 67–68)
EducationUniversity of Düsseldorf
Scientific career
FieldsBehavioural neuroscience
InstitutionsLeiden University
Thesis (1989)


  1. ^ "Prof. dr. Melly Oitzl". Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  2. ^ "prof.dr. M.S. Oitzl". University of Amsterdam. Archived from the original on 2012-04-04. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  3. ^ "Stress, cognitie en emotie: onderzoek aan diermodellen voor de pathogenese van stress-gerelateerde ziektes". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  4. ^ "Melly S. Oitzl, Ph.D." Delta Phenomics. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  5. ^ "Melly Oitzl is new NWO ALW board member". Leiden/Amsterdam Center for Drug Research. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  6. ^ "Aspasia". Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  7. ^ "Committee members | General". European Brain and Behaviour Society. Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2012-11-26.
  8. ^ "M.S. Oitzl". Science Citation Index. Web of Science. Thomson Reuters. 2012.