Silvia Arber#


Silvia Arber
Photo: Lucian Hunziker
Email:silvia.arber 'at' unibas.ch
Membership Number:3758
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND
Section:CELL & DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Username:sarber
Elected:2014
Homepage: http://www.biozentrum.unibas.ch/research/groups-platforms/overview/unit/arber
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2008 Full Professor for Neurobiology/Cell Biology at the Biozentrum & Senior Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute (Basel, Switzerland).
  • 2004 Associate Professor for Neurobiology/Cell Biology at the Biozentrum & Senior Group Leader at the Friedrich Miescher Institute (Basel, Switzerland).
  • 2000 Assistant Professor Tenure Track for Neurobiology/Cell Biology at the Biozentrum/Friedrich Miescher Institute (Basel, Switzerland).
  • 1996 Postdoctoral work in the laboratory of Prof. T.M. Jessell, Columbia University, HHMI, New York.
  • 1992 Graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. P. Caroni at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel: "Activity-sensitive signaling at the neuromuscular junction."
  • 1990 Diploma thesis in the laboratory of Dr. P. Caroni at the Friedrich Miescher Institute in Basel.
  • 1987 Biology II study at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel with graduation in Cell Biology.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal differentiation and diversification
  • Neuronal circuit development, connectivity and function
  • Motor system development and function
  • Sensory-motor connectivity
  • Transcription factor programs regulating neuronal specification
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Mouse genetics
  • Neuronal circuit tracing by application of viral tools
  • Mouse behavior

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 City of Basel Research Award
  • 2014 Otto Naegeli Preis for Medical Research
  • 2010 – 2015 ERC Advanced Grant
  • 2008 Friedrich Miescher Award
  • 2005 Schellenberg Prize for Research on cellular and molecular processes involved in spinal cord development, plasticity and regeneration.
  • 2005 EMBO Member
  • 2004 Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences – Member (Einzelmitglied der Akademie)
  • 2003 European Eppendorf Young Investigator Award
  • 2003 Nationaler Latsispreis
  • 2001 EMBO Young Investigator Award
  • 1999 Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) tenth anniversary award for young investigators
  • 1997 Pfizer Forschungs-Preis 1998, for the work “MLP-deficient mice exhibit a disruption of cardiac cytoarchitectural organization, dilated cardiomyopathy, and heart failure”.
  • 1997 Fakultätspreis der Philosophisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Basel (Prize for the best thesis of the year awarded by the faculty, Basel, Switzerland).
  • 1996 E. Fisher prize for the best thesis of the year at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, Switzerland.

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