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Curriculum vitae Prof. Berninger

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Benedikt Berninger
Professor for Physiological Chemistry
*1968

2011

Habilitation in Physiology, Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich.

2003–2012

Lecturer at the LMU Munich and Guest researcher at the HelmholtzZentrum Munich.

2001-2003

Research Associate at the Max-Planck Institute of Neurobiology, Martinsried/Munich.

1996-2000

Postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, USA and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

1993–1996

Graduate studies in Neurochemistry at the Max-Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Martinsried/Munich

1988-1992

Undergraduate studies (Biology) at the LMU Munich.

Research fields

One focus of my group lies on a better understanding of the physiological process ofneurogenesis in the adult mouse brain with emphasis on the lineage progression from adult neural stem cells to their neuronal and glial progeny as well as the functional integration of adult-generated neurons into the pre-existing circuit. The other focus concerns the possibility to reprogram cells endogenous to the brain, such as astroglia and pericytes of the cerebralm cortex, into distinct types of neurons as a novel approach to brain repair:

  • Lineage progression of adult neural stem cells
  • Integration of adult-generated neurons into pre-existing circuits
  • Reprogramming of brain-resident somatic cells into neurons

Activities in the scientific community, honors, awards

2012

Review Editor of Frontiers in Neurodegeneration.

2011

Faculty Member in the Neurodevelopment Section of the Faculty of 1000

2010

Review Editor of Frontiers in Neurogenesis.

2000-2001

Short-term fellowship of the Human Frontier Science Program

1996-1998

Long-term fellowship of the Human Frontier Science Program