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Prof.
Erin Margaret Schuman, Ph.D.

Director of Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Contact

Max Planck Institute for Brain Research

Max-von-Laue-Str. 4
60438 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0) 69 850033-1000

CRC 1193 PROJECTS

Expertise

Synaptic Plasticity

Vita

Since 2015

Professor, Biology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

Since 2009

Director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany

2004-2009

Professor of Biology, Caltech University, USA

1997 – 2009

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA

2007 – 2009

Option Representative, Division of Biology, Caltech University, USA

2000 – 2006

Executive Officer in Biology, Caltech University, USA

1999 – 2004

Executive Officer in Biology, Caltech University, USA

1999 – 2004

Associate Professor of Biology, Caltech University, USA

1993 – 1999

Assistant Professor of Biology, Caltech University, USA

1990 – 1993

Post-doctoral Fellow, Stanford University, USA

Publications

Sambandan S, Akbalik G, Kochen L, Rinne J, Kahlstatt J, Glock C, Tushev G, Alvarez-Castelao B, Heckel A, and Schuman EM (2017) Activity-dependent spatially localized miRNA maturation in neuronal dendrites. Science 355(6325):634-637.

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Cajigas IJ, Tushev G, Will TJ, tom Dieck S, Fuerst N, Schuman EM (2012) The local transcriptome in the synaptic neuropil revealed by deep sequencing and high-resolution imaging. Neuron 74:453-66.

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Dieterich DC, Link AJ, Graumann J, Tirrell DA, Schuman EM (2006) Selective  identification of newly synthesized proteins in mammalian cells using  bioorthogonal noncanonical amino acid tagging (BONCAT). Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 103(25):9482-7.

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Sutton MA, Ito H, Cressy P, Kempf C, Woo J, Schuman EM (2006)  Miniature neurotransmission stabilizes synaptic function via tonic suppression of local dendritic protein synthesis. Cell 125:785-99.

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Kang H, Schuman EM (1996) A requirement for local protein synthesis in neurotrophin-induced synaptic plasticity. Science 273:1402-6.

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Coordinating Functions

2017

Co-Organizer, Dendrites 2018, Crete, Greece

2016

The Brain Conferences Committee, Spring Brain Conference 2016

2013-2015

Meeting Organizer RNA Localization Conference 2015, Crete, Greece

2013-2014

Meeting Organizer JFRC High-throughput Sequencing for Neuroscience 2014

2012

FENS Forum (2014) Program Committee

2009

Meeting Organizer, JFRC Protein Translation at the Synapse

2009

Meeting Organizer, JFRC Protein Translation at the Synapse

2007

Meeting Organizer, JFRC Protein Translation at the Synapse

2001

Co-Organizer, Keystone Meeting on the Hippocampus

Editorial and Scientific Advisory Board

2017

Center for Integrative Biology, College de France

2016-

Neuron, Editorial Board

2016

Annual Review of Cell and Developmental Biology, Editorial Board

2015-

EMBL Monterotondo Neurobiology Advisory Group

2015

NERF Neuroelectronics Research

2015

Frankfurt International School Advisory Council

2014-

FENS Brain Conferences Committee (BCC)

2014

Gruber Neuroscience Prize Committee

2014

Scientific Advisory Board, MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology (UK)

2016 –

RIKEN Brain Science Advisory Council (BSAC), Saitama,

2014 –

Japan Associate Editor of Neuroscience Research (Japan)

2013

Foundation for Dystonia Research Scientific Advisory Committee

2013

VIB Center for the Biology of Disease Scientific Advisory Board

2012

Axelrod Neuroscience Prize Selection Committee

2011

Panel Member, ERC Starting Grant

2011

Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience Scientific Advisory Board Editorial Board

2011

Learning & Memory, Editor

2010

Welcome Trust Core Interview Panel

2010 – 2012

Society for Neuroscience International Affairs Committee

2010 – 2014

Scientific Advisory Board, Neuroscience Institute, Helsinki

2009

Associate Editor, Current Opinion in Neurobiology

2008

Advisory Committee, Harvard University, Molecular-Cellular Biology

2004 – 2007

NIH Study section member, NIH, MDCN I and SYN

Awards, Grants and Honor

2017

Elected Member German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2017

European Research Council, Advanced Investigator Grant

2016

Forbes Lectures, Marine Biological Laboratory

2014

Elected Member, EMBO

2013

Alexander Cruickshank Lecture, Gordon Research Conference

2013

Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz Prize

2013

Norbert Elsner Lecture, German Neuroscience Society

2012

ERC Advanced Grant

2008

Gerard Lecture, University of California, Irvine

2005

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator

1996 – 1998

Beckman Young Investigator Award

1995 – 1999

Pew Biomedical Scholar