Short CV/Education and training

  • 1996 – 2001
    Studies of Biochemistry, Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen, Germany

  • 1999 – 2000
    Studies of Biochemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

  • 2002
    Diploma in Biochemistry (Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Ralph Steinman, Rockefeller University, New York, USA)

  • 2003 – 2007
    Graduate studies, Rockefeller University, New York, USA

  • 2007
    Ph.D. (Thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Münz, Rockefeller University, New York, USA)

  • 2007 – 2013
    Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Dr. Christian Haass, Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE) & Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

  • Since 2014
    Emmy Noether research group leader, BioMedical Center (BMC), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Selected publications

  • Bentmann E, Haass C, Dormann D. (2013) Stress granules in neurodegeneration – lessons learnt from FUS and TDP-43. FEBS J. 280(18):4348-70

  • Dormann D, Haass C. (2013) Fused in Sarcoma (FUS): An oncogene goes awry in neurodegeneration. Mol Cell Neurosci. 56:475-86

  • Dormann D, Madl T, Valori C, Bentmann E, Tahirovic S, Abou-Ajram C, Kremmer E, Ansorge O, Mackenzie IR, Neumann M, Haass C. (2012) Arginine methylation next to the PY-NLS modulates Transportin binding and nuclear import of FUS. EMBO J. 31(22):4258-75

  • Bentmann E, Neumann M, Tahirovic S, Rodde R, Dormann D*, Haass C*. (2012) Requirements for stress granule recruitment of Fused in sarcoma (FUS) and TAR DNA-binding protein of 43 kDa (TDP-43). J Biol Chem. 287(27):23079-94

  • Dormann D, Haass C. (2011) TDP-43 and FUS – A nuclear affair. Trends Neurosci. 34(7) pp. 339-348

  • Dormann D, Rodde R, Edbauer D, Bentmann E, Fischer I, Hruscha A, Than M, Mackenzie I, Capell A, Schmid B, Neumann M, Haass C. (2010) ALS-associated FUS mutations disrupt Transportin-mediated nuclear transport. EMBO J. 29(16):2841-57

  • Dormann D, Capell A, Carlson AM, Shankaran SS, Rodde R, Neumann M, Kremmer E, Matsuwaki T, Yamanouchi K, Nishihara M, Haass C. (2009) Proteolytic processing of TAR DNA Binding Protein-43 by caspases produces C-terminal fragments with disease defining properties independent of progranulin. J Neurochem. 110(3):1082-94

  • Schmid D, Pypaert M, Münz C. (2007) MHC class II antigen loading compartments continuously receive input from autophagosomes. Immunity 26(1):79-92

  • Paludan C*, Schmid D*, Landthaler M, Vockerodt M, Kube D, Tuschl T, Münz C. (2005) Endogenous MHC class II processing of a viral nuclear antigen after autophagy. Science 307(5709):593-6

  • Note: Schmid D = Dormann D (since 2007)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate Investigator of the Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy), since 2014

  • Member of the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS), Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, since 2014

  • Associate Faculty Member of the Graduate School of Systemic Neurosciences (GSN) Munich, since 2013

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Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Married, 2 children


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