Maiken Nedergaard - Curriculum Vitae#


Maiken Nedergaard received an M.D. from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1983, and her Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen in 1988. She worked at Cornell University Medical College before joining the faculty of New York Medical College as Professor of Cell Biology in 1994. Since 2003 she has been on the faculty of the University of Rochester. Her work focuses on physiolopgy and pathophysiology of astrocytes; astroglia role in in synaptic plasticity, as well as overall importance of neuroglia in neurological diseases, including stroke, spinal cord injury, epilepsy, neurodegenerative diseases.

Positions and Honors
  • 1983-1984 Resident, Dept. of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
  • 1984-1987 Fellow, Depts. of Physiology and Neuropathology, University of Copenhagen
  • 1987-1993 Researcher, Dept. of Neurology, Cornell University Medical College
  • 1993-1994 Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Cornell University Medical College
  • 1994-2003 Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy and Neurosurgery, New York Medical College
  • 2003-Present Professor, Dept. of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2007-2012 Dean’s Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2012-Present Frank P. Smith Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2007-Present Co-Director, Center for Translational Neuromedicine, Univ. of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • 2008-Present Elected member of the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 2011-present Elected member of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain
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