Erin Schuman, Max Planck Institute, Germany

Erin Schuman

Erin Schuman, was born in 1963 in California. After completing her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Southern California in 1985, Erin Schuman received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Princeton University in 1990. She conducted postdoctoral studies in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. She was appointed to the Biology Faculty at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 1993 and stayed there until 2009.  In 2009, she moved to Frankfurt, Germany to found the Department of Synaptic Plasticity in Max Planck Institute for Brain Research. 
In 1997 Erin Schuman was appointed Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). She received several awards and grants, including the Pew Scholars Award, the Beckman Young Investigator Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship.  In 1995, she was named as the American Association of University Women’s Emerging Scholar. In 2013, she gave the Cruikshank Lecture at the GRC on Dendrites and received the Hodgkin Huxley Katz Prize Lecture by the Physiological Society (UK). 

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