Short CV/Education and training

  • 1980 – 1986
    Studied medicine in Würzburg, Germany, with rotations at Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins Medical School, USA

  • 1987 – 1989
    Training fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), UCSD, La Jolla, CA, USA

  • 1989 – 1995
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried, and the Neurological Clinic, Grosshadern, Germany

  • 1995 – 1997
    Clinical fellow, Myology Unit, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA

Selected projects

  • Scientific director of Clinical Research Unit KFO192, "Regulation and misregulation of skeletal muscle growth", 2007-2013

  • Spokesperson of the "MyoGrad" International Research Training Group GK1631 for research on muscles

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Two years of parental leave


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