Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1991
    Bachelor's degree in pharmaceutical technology, University of Bombay, India

  • 1991 – 1994
    PhD in pharmacology and toxicology, Dept. of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA

  • 1995 – 1998
    Postdoc at the Centre for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg University, and the Department of Molecular Neurobiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany

  • 1998 – 2000
    Laboratory director, Axaron AG, Heidelberg

  • 2000 – 2001
    Lecturer at the Pharmacological Institute, Heidelberg University

  • 2002 – 2006
    Director of a junior research group within the German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether programme, Pharmacological Institute, Heidelberg University

  • 2005
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) for the field of pharmacology and toxicology in the Faculty of Medicine, Heidelberg

  • Since 2006
    W3 professor of pharmacology, Heidelberg University

Selected publications

  • Kuner, R. et al.: Role of Heteromer formation in GABA-B receptor function. In: Science 283, 1999. pp. 74-77.

  • Hartmann, B. et al.: The AMPA receptor subunits, GluR-A and GluR-B reciprocally modulate spinal synaptic plasticity and inflammatory pain. In: Neuron 44(4), 2004. pp. 637-750.

  • Dreyer, J. et al.: (NOS)-interacting protein interacts with neuronal NOS and regulates its distribution and activity. In: J. Neurosci. 24(46), 2004. pp. 10454-10465.

  • Kuner, R. et al.: Late-onset motoneuron disease caused by transgenic expression of a functionally modified AMPA receptor subunit. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102(16), 2005. pp. 5826-5831.

  • Tappe, A., Kuner, R.: Regulation of motor performance and striatal function by synaptic scaffolding proteins of the Homer1 family. In: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103(3), 2006. pp. 774-779.

  • Tappe, A. et al.: Synaptic scaffolding protein Homer1a protects against chronic inflammatory pain. In: Nature Medicine 12(6), 2006. pp. 677-681.

  • Michalski, C.W. et al.: Cannabinoids ameliorate pain and reduce disease pathology in caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis. In: Gastroenterology 132(5), 2007. pp. 1968-1978.

  • Tappe-Theodor, A. et al.: A molecular basis of analgesic tolerance to cannabinoids. In: J Neurosci. 27(15), 2007. pp. 4165-4177.

  • Agarwal, N. et al.: Nociceptor-specific conditional gene deletion reveals that cannabinoids mediate analgesia largely via peripheral type 1 cannabinoid receptors. In: Nature Neuroscience 10(7), 2007. pp. 870-879.

  • Schweizerhof, M. et al.: Hematopoietic colony stimulating factors mediate tumor-nerve interactions and bone cancer pain. In: Nature Medicine 15(7), 2009. pp. 802-807.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • University committees

  • Scientific advisory boards for new pharmaceutical drugs

  • Organising committees of scientific conferences


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