Curriculum Vitae


seit 2018

Dozentin für Allgemeine Zoologie und Tierphysiologie, Universität Leipzig, wAL Biologie, Zentrum für Lehrerbildung und Schulforschung


2016 – 2019

Post Doc MPI EVA / Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien


2009 – 2016

Doktorandin MPI EVA, Abteilung Primatologie, AG Verhaltensendokrinologie


2008 – 2009

Forschungsassistentin MPI EVA, Abteilung Primatologie, AG Verhaltensendokrinologie


2002 – 2008

Biologiestudium Universität Kassel und Universität Leipzig / Abschluss mit Diplomarbeit am Max Planck Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie (MPI EVA)

Wissenschaftliche Publikationen



Wirobski G., Range F., Schaebs F.S., Palme R., Deschner T., Marshall-Pescini S. „Life experience rather than domestication acounts for dogs´ increased oxytocin release during social contact with humans“. Scientific reports 11:14423.

Wirobski, G., Schaebs, F.S., Range F., Marshall-Pescini, S., Deschner, T. „Analytical and physiological validation of an enzyme immunoassay to measure urinary oxytocin metabolites in dog, wolf, and human urine samples”. Scientific reports 11:12793.

Schaebs, F.S., Wirobski G., Marshall-Pescini, S., Range, F., Deschner, T.„Validation of a commercial Enzyme Immunoassay to assess urinary oxytocin in humans”. Endocrine Connections 10:3, pp 290-301.

Wirobski G., Range F., Schaebs F.S., Palme R., Deschner T., Marshall-Pescini S. „Endocrine changes related to dog domestication: Comparing urinary cortisol and oxytocin in hand- raised, pack-living dogs and wolves.“ Hormones and Behavior 128:104901.



Deschner T., Hohmann G., Ortmann S., Schaebs F.S., Behringer V. „Urinary total T3 levels as a method to monitor metabolic changes in relation to variation in caloric intake in captive bonobos (Pan paniscus)”. General and Comparative Endocrinology 285:113290.

Schaebs, F.S., Marshall-Pescini, S., Range, F., Deschner, T.
 „Consistency and efficacy of two methods of intranasal oxytocin application in dogs“. Domestic Animal Endocrinology, 72:106436.



Marshall-Pescini, S., Schaebs, F.S., Meinert, A., Deschner, T., Range, F. „The role of oxytocin in dog-owner relationship“. Animals 9(10):792.

Schaebs, F.S., Marshall-Pescini, S., Range, F., Deschner, T.
 „Analytical validation of an Enzyme Immunoassay for the measurement of urinary oxytocin in dogs and wolves”. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 281, pp 73-82.



Behringer, V., Deimel, C., Hohmann, G., Negrey, J., Schaebs, F.S., Deschner, T. „ Applications for non-invasive thyroid hormone measurements in mammalian ecology, growth, and maintenance“. Hormones and Behavior, 66-85.

Wolf, T.E., Schaebs, F.S., Bennett, N.C., Burroughs, R., Ganswindt, A. “Age and socially related changes in fecal androgen metabolite concentrations in free-ranging male giraffes”. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 255, pp 19-25.



Schaebs, F.S., Perry, S.E., Cohen, D., Mundry, R., Deschner, T.
 „Social and demographic correlates of male androgen levels in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys (Cebus capucinus)”. American Journal of Primatology, 79:7.



Schaebs, F.S., Wolf, T.E., Behringer, V., Deschner, T.
 „Fecal thyroid hormones allow for the non-invasive monitoring of energy intake in capuchin monkeys”. Journal of Endocrinology, 231:1, pp 1-10.



Millich, K.M., Deimel, C., Schaebs, F.S., Thornburg, J., Vitzthum, V.J., Deschner, T. “Links between breast cancer and birth weight: An empirical test of the hypothesized association between size at birth and premenopausal adult progesterone concentrations”. Hormones and Cancer, 1-7.



Weltring, A., Schaebs, F.S., Perry, S., Deschner, T.
 „Simultaneous measurement of endogenous steroid hormones and their metabolites with LC–MS/MS in faeces of a New World primate species, Cebus capucinus”. Physiol. Behav.105, 510-521.