Erin Schuman#


Erin Schuman
Email:erin.schuman 'at' brain.mpg.de
Membership Number:4541
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:eschuman
Elected:2017
Homepage: http://www.brain.mpg.de/schuman



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2013 - 2016 Managing Director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
  • 2009 - present Director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2004 - 2010 Professor, California Institute of Technology, Biology
  • 2004 - 2009 Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2002 - 2004 Associate Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 2000 - 2006 Executive Officer in Biology, California Institute of Technology
  • 1999 - 2004 Associate Professor, Biology, California Institute of Technology
  • 1997 - 2002 Assistant Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
  • 1993 - 1999 Assistant Professor, Biology, California Institute of Technology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Synaptic transmission and plasticity
  • Protein synthesis and degradation
  • Local transcriptomes and proteomes: cell biological control of synapses
  • Local mRNAs and protein translation at synapses
  • Local control of synaptic function and plasticity by regulation of protein synthesis
  • Local Control in Molecular Brain Circuits

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Elected Member German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
  • 2017 - 2021 ERC Advanced Investigator Award
  • 2014 Elected EMBO member
  • 2013 Alexander Cruickshank Lecture, Gordon Research Conference
  • 2012 - 2016 ERC Advanced Investigator Award
  • 2011 Recipient of The Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz Prize Lecture for 2013
  • 2005 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
  • 2002 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Associate Investigator
  • 1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Assistant Investigator
  • 1996 Ferguson Biology Undergraduate Teaching Prize
  • 1996 - 1998 Beckman Young Investigator Award
  • 1995 Ferguson Biology Graduate Teaching Prize
  • 1995 American Association of University Women Emerging Scholar
  • 1995 - 1999 Pew Biomedical Scholar
  • 1994 - 1998 John Merck Scholar
  • 1994 - 1996 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • McKnight Scholars Award (declined (1994-1996)
  • 1991 Katherine McCormick Foundation Fellow

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