Amparo Acker-Palmer#

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Membership Number:3803
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • Since 2014, 07 Max Planck Fellow, MPI for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Since 2012, 01 Faculty member of the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN), University Mainz, Germany
  • Since 2011, 04 Full Professor: Chair of the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2007,11-2011,03 Professor W2 Cluster of Excellence „Macromolecular Complexes” (CEF), Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2001, 08-2007, 10 Max Planck Independent Junior Research Group Leader. MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried, Germany
  • 1996, 07- 2001, 07 Postdoc, Developmental Biology, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Developmental Neurobiology (synapse formation, dendritic arborization, cortex development)
  • Synaptic plasticity (molecular mechanisms of Eph/ephrin and reelin signaling during synaptic plasticity)
  • Neurovascular Link (instructive roles of vessels during neuronal migration, dendritic arborization, synapse formation)
  • Blood Brain Barrier (Reelin, VEGFR and ephrinB signaling in Blood Brain Barrier formation and maintenance)
  • Angiogenesis (Developmental retinal angiogenesis and pathological angiogenesis of solid tumors)
  • Tumor Biology (progression and invasion of gliomas, tumor metastasis in the brain)

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Max Planck Fellow
  • 2012 Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2012 Gutenberg Forschungskolleg (GFK) Fellow
  • 2010 Paul Ehrlich and Ludwig Darmstädter Prize for Young Investigators
  • 1997 Ph.D. Extraordinary Award by Valencia University

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