Michael Thomas Heneka#

Michael Thomas Heneka
Membership Number:3690
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • Head of the Neurodegeneration Outpatient Unit (KBFZ)
  • Director of the Clinical Neurosciences Unit (CNU)
  • Since March 2008 Full.-Prof. of Clinical Neuroscience, Dept. of Neurology, University of Bonn
  • Since Juli 2007 Head, DFG-Clinical Research Center KFO 177 “Innate Immunity in Chronic Neurodegeneration”
  • 2007 Board member, German Ministry of Research and Education “Network of competence for neurodegenerative dementias”
  • 2004 – 2008 Associate Prof. of Neurology, Head of the Molecular Neurology Unit at the Dept. of Neurology, University of Münster
  • 2004 – 2004 Senior clinical fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Bonn
  • 2003 – 2003 Postdoctoral fellow, Dept. of Neuroscience, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • 1999 – 2003 Clinical resident, Department of Neurology, University of Bonn
  • 1996 – 1998 Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neurology, University of Tübingen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mechanisms of neurodegeneration: posttranslational protein modification, aggregatopathies
  • Glial cell biology
  • Neuroinflammation: microglial and astroglial phenotypes in neurodegenerative disease (AD, PD, MS)
  • Innate immune signaling
  • Aminergic brain stem nuclei and related transmitter systems, locus ceruleus biologya
  • Dementia and in particular diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer disease, FTD and LBD patients
  • Motoneuron disease
  • Septic encephalopathy

Honours and Awards
  • 1998 Thesis award, University of Tübingen
  • 2011 Christa Lorenz-ALS-Research Award
  • 2013 Hans und Ilse Breuer Forschungspreis

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