Hannah Monyer, Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Dr. Monyer studied Medicine at the University of Heidelberg and started her professional career in Child Psychiatry and Neurology. She did postdoctoral training at Stanford University with a research interest in glutamate receptor-mediated excitotoxicity. During a second postdoctoral period at the University of Heidelberg she studied the molecular and functional aspects of ionotropic glutamate receptors.
Since 1994 she has been an independent group leader, first as a Junior Professor and since 1999 as the Head of the Department of Clinical Neurobiology at the University of Heidelberg. In 2009 she was appointed W3 Helmholtz Professor at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) Heidelberg. Her scientific interests focus on GABAergic neurons and network mechanisms underlying learning and memory.
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