Rohini Kuner#


Rohini Kuner
Email:rohini.kuner 'at' pharma.uni-heidelberg.de
Membership Number:3926
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:rkuner
Homepage: http://www.medizinische-fakultaet-hd.uni-heidelberg.de/Kuner.107599.0.html





Present and Previous Positions
  • 09.2009-10.2012 Institute Director, Institute of Pharmacology, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University
  • 07.2006- present W3 Professor & Chair for Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Heidelberg University
  • 01.2002-06.2006 Emmy Noether group leader (DFG), Institute of Pharmacology, Heidelberg University
  • 10.2000-12.2001 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Stefan Offermanns, Institute of Pharmacology, Heidelberg University
  • 07.1998-09.2000 Scientist, Axaron AG, Heidelberg
  • 07.1995-06.1998 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Dr. Peter H. Seeburg, Centre for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University and Department for Molecular Neurobiology, Max-Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg
  • 12.1994 Doctoral dissertation, Ph.D. (The role of spinal excitatory amino acid receptors in pain) ; supervisor: Prof. Dr. G. F. Gebhart, Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Molecular mechanisms and networks underlying acute and chronic pain
  • Plasticity of the nervous system over development and neurological disorders

Honours and Awards
  • 1991 Maganmal Kriplani Award for Merit and Service to the Institution, University of Bombay, India
  • 1991 Ichalkaranji Trust Prize for Studies Abroad, Pune, India
  • 2005 Rudolf-Buchheim Prize of the German Society for Pharmacology and Toxicology (DGPT)
  • 2006 Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation Research Award
  • 2006 Bergius-Kuhn-Meyerhof Young Investigator Award of the Rotary Club Heidelberg
  • 2007 National award for Basic Pain Research, German society for the Study of Pain (DGSS)
  • 2008 Ingrid zu Solms Research Award (national)
  • 2010 Pat Wall International Young Investigator Award of the International Association for the Study of Pain
  • 2011 ERC Advanced Investigator Grant Award of the European Research Council
  • 2011 Elected to the Research Section 'Neurosciences' of the German Research Foundation

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