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Department of Neuropsychiatry and Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
1988-1996 Studies of Medicine at the Universities of Bochum and TU Munich (Germany), Lausanne (Switzerland), Georgetown and Harvard (USA), Studies of Political Sciences/International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (UK) and the University of Munich, 1998 Medical Doctorate, Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry, Research fellowships: NIMH/National Institutes of Health, MGH/Harvard University, MIT, Universities of Zurich, Leuven and Osaka, 2002 Lecturer, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, 2004 Board Certification in Neurology, 2004 Professor of Psychiatry and Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry, Charité, 2007 Principal Investigator and Coordinator of the Research Field Regeneration in the DFG Excellence Cluster NeuroCure, 2008 Member of the Steering Committee and Coordinator of the Research Field Neuronal System, Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies (BCRT), 2009 Board Certification in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2010 Director, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Charité, Alumnus, Junge Akademie, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Leopoldina, Author of 60 scientific papers in the field of Neurosciences, Recipient of awards: Novartis Prize, Robert Feulgen Prize, EMBO and JSPS fellowships. Research interests: Regenerative medicine, cellular and molecular neurobiology (adult stem cells, gene therapy for neurological and psychiatric disorders, neurogenesis and angiogenesis, molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and inflammation in the CNS, neuroprotection, serotonergic system, neuropsychiatric disorders) and Bioethics.