NeuroCure Visiting Fellows and Scientists

The aim of NeuroCure's Visiting Fellows and Scientists funding program is to integrate renowned foreign scientists into the Berlin research landscape to further strengthen the international profile of the universities and research facilities, and to foster collaborative projects.

Visiting Fellows and Scientists are required to come to Berlin to participate actively in the research and teaching activities of the Cluster. This can take the form of, e.g., joint projects, the development of new technologies, or scientific lectures as a supplement to teaching.

Prof. Dr. Erik Jorgenesen

Prof. Dr. Erik Jorgensen has been a NeuroCure Visiting Fellow since June 2013. He works in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Christian Rosenmund at NeuroCure in the CharitéCrossOver building.

Erik Jorgensen is a Professor in the Departments of Biology and Human Genetics at the University of Utah and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Following studies in genetics at UC Berkeley and molecular biology at Heidelberg University, he completed a PhD in genetics at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at MIT before moving to the University of Utah.

Erik Jorgensen's Visiting Fellowship will allow him to continue the promising research begun in Berlin in August 2012, when he was awarded funding for a year through the Humboldt Prize. His experimental work focuses on vesicle exo- and endocytosis at the central mammalian synapse.


Prof. Dr. Hermona Soreq

Prof. Dr. Hermona Soreq has been a NeuroCure Visiting Scientist since November 2014. She works in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Andreas Meisel at the Charité Institute for Neurology.

Hermona Soreq studied molecular biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science and joined the Hebrew University in 1986. She holds the Slesinger Chair of Molecular Neuroscience and is a founding member of the Hebrew University's Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science.

Hermona Soreq's reserch is centered on acetylcholine functioning. She pioneered the application of molecular biology and genomics to the study of cholinergic signaling, with a recent focus on its microRNA regulation, and is interested in the checks and brain-to-body blaances of cholinergic mechanisms in health and disease.


Prof. Dr. Roger Traub

Prof. Dr. Roger Traub has been a NeuroCure Visitng Fellow since December 2014. He works in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schmitz at the Neuroscience Research Center (NWFZ) at the Charité and Prof. Dr. Michael Brecht at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Roger Traub studied mathematics at Princeton University and completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2001, he has been Professor for Physiology, Pharmacology and Neurology at the State University of New York. In addition, he works as a research member for IBM at the Watson Research Center.

Roger Traub is an expert in the computer simulation of circuits between cortical neurons, which are used, for example, in epilepsy research. In cooperation with the working groups of Dietmar Schmitz and Michael Brecht, Roger Traub researches rapid network oscillations and intracellular spikes and spikelets both in vitro and in vivo. Due to Traub's realistic simulations, characteristic, verifiable predictions can now be made. This enables NeuroCure scientists to carry out deeper analyses on even cryptic experimental observations.  

Prof. Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray

Prof. Dr. Tony Wyss-Coray has been a NeuroCure Visiting Fellow since August 2013. He works in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Frank Heppner at the Charité Institute for Neurophysiology.

Tony Wyss-Coray is a Professor at the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical School. Following his biology studies in Bern, Switzerland, he completed a PhD in immunology at the Institute of Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bern. He subsequently joined the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, USA and, later, the Gladstone Institute at the UC San Franicisco.

Tony Wyss-Coray's laboratory investigates immune and injury responses in aging and neurodegeneration. Dr. Wyss-Coray is recognized as an outstanding scientist in the field of neurodegeneration and Alzheimer’s disease research. He has made major contributions to the field, changing old concepts and contributing new ideas, new hypotheses, and new techniques for studying inflammation and immune responses in Alzheimer’s disease.

Former NeuroCure Visiting Fellows and Scientists

The following researchers have enriched the Berlin neuroscience landscape as NeuroCure Visiting Fellows and Scientists:

Alison L. Barth, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Burkhard Becher, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Craig C. Garner, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA

Matthew Holt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Brian MacVicar, University of British Columbia, Canada

Istvan Mody, University of California UCLA School of Medicine, USA

Israel Sekler, Ben-Gurion University, Israel