Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997 – 2002
    Diploma, Biology, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

  • 2001 – 2002
    Master, Neurosciences, International Max Planck Research School Neurosciences, Goettingen, Germany

  • 2002 – 2006
    PhD, Neurosciences, International Max Planck Research School Neurosciences, Laboratory of Stephan Sigrist, ENI-G, Goettingen, Germany

  • 2007 – 2012
    Postdoc with Ardem Patapoutian, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA

  • 2012 – 2018
    Independent Research Group Leader, Emmy Noether-Program, DFG; MPI of Experimental Medicine (MPIEM), Goettingen, Germany

  • 2019 – 2020
    W2-Professor, Faculty of Biology and Psychology, University of Goettingen, Germany

  • Since 2020
    Full Professor (head of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology); University of Vienna, Austria

Selected publications

  • 1. Julia R. Sondermann, Allison M. Barry, Olaf Jahn, Niklas Michel, Reham Abdelaziz, Sebastian Kügler, David Gomez-Varela, Manuela Schmidt (2019). Vti1b promotes TRPV1 sensitization during inflammatory pain. PAIN. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001418 Awarded with “1st prize for pain research 2019” (Förderpreis für Schmerzforschung), German Pain Society; IF: 5.5

  • 2. Allison M. Barry, Julia R. Sondermann, Jan-Henrik Sondermann, David Gomez-Varela and Manuela Schmidt (2018). Region resolved quantitative proteome profiling reveals molecular dynamics associated with chronic pain in the PNS and spinal cord. Front. Mol. Neurosci.; 10.3389/fnmol.2018.00259 IF: 3.9

  • 3. Pratibha Narayanan, Meike Huette, Galina Kudryasheva, Francisco J Taberner, Stefan Lechner, Florian Rehfeldt, David Gomez-Varela, Manuela Schmidt (2018). Myotubularin related protein-2 and its phospholipid substrate PIP2 control Piezo2-mediated mechanotransduction in peripheral sensory neurons. eLife. doi: 10.7554/eLife.32346 IF: 7.7

  • 4. Narayanan P, Sondermann J, Rouwette T, Karaca S, Urlaub H, Mitkovski M, Gomez-Varela D, Schmidt M. (2016). Native Piezo2 Interactomics Identifies Pericentrin as a Novel Regulator of Piezo2 in Somatosensory Neurons. J Proteome Res, 5;15(8):2676-87. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.6b00235 IF: 4.2

  • 5. Rouwette T, Sondermann J, Avenali L, Gomez-Varela D, Schmidt M. (2016). Standardized profiling of the membrane-enriched proteome of mouse dorsal root ganglia provides novel insights into chronic pain. Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, doi: 10.1074/mcp.M116.058966. IF: 5.9

  • 6. Avenali L, Narayanan P, Rouwette T, Cervellini I, Sereda M, Gomez-Varela D, Schmidt M. (2014). Annexin A2 Regulates TRPA1-Dependent Nociception. J Neurosci. 34(44):14506-16. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1801-14. Awarded with “1st prize for pain research 2015” (Förderpreis für Schmerzforschung), German Pain Society; IF: 5.9

  • 7. Bruderer R, Bernhardt OM, Gandhi T, Xuan Y, Sondermann J, Schmidt M, Gomez-Varela D, Reiter L (2017).Optimization of Experimental Parameters in Data-Independent Mass Spectrometry Significantly Increases Depth and Reproducibility of Results. Mol Cell Proteomics. doi: 10.1074/mcp.RA117.000314 IF: 5.9

  • 8. Bruderer R, Sondermann J, Tsou CC, Barrantes-Freer A, Stadelmann C, Nesvizhskii AI, Schmidt M, Reiter L, Gomez-Varela D. (2017). New targeted approaches for the quantification of data-independent acquisition mass spectrometry. Proteomics. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201700021 IF: 4.1

  • 9. Coste B, Mathur J, Schmidt M, Earley TJ, Ranade S, Petrus MJ, Dubin AE, Patapoutian A. (2010) Piezo1 and Piezo2 Are Essential Components of Distinct Mechanically Activated Cation Channels Science, 330: 55-60; IF: 34.7

  • 10. Schmidt M, Dubin AE, Petrus MJ, Earley TJ, Patapoutian A (2009). Nociceptive signals induce trafficking of TRPA1 to the plasma membrane. Neuron 64(4):498-509. IF: 13.9


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