Inga Katharina Koerte, MD, is Professor of Neurobiological Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ludwig-Maximilian-University (LMU) in Munich, Germany and Research Associate at the Departments of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Driven by a deep interest in science, she began her research career during medical school and completed her dissertation in 2006. She was trained in Pediatric Neurology, Radiology, and Neuroradiology at LMU. In 2011 she received the prestigious Else Kröner Memorial Award for physician scientists to further pursue her research career by joining the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. In 2013, she received the habilitation (highest academic degree in Germany) from LMU. Since 2014, she is Professor for Neurobiological Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at LMU. Her research utilizes and further develops cutting-edge imaging technology to address a variety of diseases of the developing brain. Over the last years, her research has focused on neuroimaging in traumatic brain injury as well as on repetitive head impacts. In 2012 she was the first to show alterations in the brain’s microstructure following repetitive subconcussive head impacts in young soccer players without a history of concussion. Her lab’s efforts towards a better understanding of the short- and long-term consequences of brain trauma have resulted in high impact publications and have paved the way for a directive by U.S. Soccer to stop heading the ball for players age 10 and under.