Short CV/Education and training

  • 1985
    B. A. in psychology, University of Southern California, USA

  • 1988
    Neural Systems and Behaviour, Marine Biological Lab

  • 1990
    PhD (Neurosciences), Princeton University, NJ, USA

  • 1990 – 1993
    Postdoc position, Stanford University, CA, USA, PI: Daniel V. Madison

  • 1993 – 1999
    Assistant professor, Caltech, USA, biology

  • 1997 – 2002
    Research assistant, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • 1999 – 2004
    Instructor, Caltech, USA, biology

  • 2000 – 2006
    Specialist in biology, Caltech, USA

  • 2002 – 2004
    Research associate, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), MD, USA

  • 2004 – 2009
    Researcher, HHMI

  • Since 2004
    Professor, Caltech, USA, biology

  • 2005
    Visitor in biology, Russ Fernald's lab, Stanford University, CA, USA

  • 2007 – 2009
    Option Representative, Department of Biology, Caltech, USA

  • 2008
    INSERM-sponsored visiting faculty, Ecole Normale Superieur, Paris, France

  • Since 2009
    Director of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

Selected publications

  • Schuman, E.M. et al.: In situ visualization and dynamics of newly synthesized proteins in rat hippocampal neurons. In: Nature Neurosci. 13, 2010. pp. 897-905.

  • Schuman, E.M. et al.: Microfluidic local perfusion chambers for the visualization and manipulation of synapses. In: Neuron 66, 2010. pp. 57-68.

  • Schuman, E.M. et al.: Selective identification of newly synthesized proteins in mammalian cells using bioorthogonal non-canonical amino acid tagging (BONCAT). In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 103, 2006. pp. 9482-9487.

  • Schuman, E.M. et al.: Miniature synaptic transmission stabilizes synaptic function via tonic suppression of local dendritic protein synthesis. In: Cell 125, 2006. pp. 785-799.

  • Bingol, B., Schuman, E.M.: Activity-dependent dynamics and sequestration of the proteasome in dendritic spines. In: Nature 441, 2006. pp. 1144-1148.


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