Erin M. Schuman, Ph.D.

Title
Professor and Director
Department
Department of Synaptic Plasticity
Institution
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research
Address
c/o MPI Biophysiks
Max von Laue Strasse 3
City
Frankfurt
Phone
+49 69 506 820 1000
E-mail
schumane[at]brain.mpg.de
Website
http://brain.mpg.de/research/schuman-department.html
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
1995

Research

We are doing research on basic mechanisms in the brain: How is information processed in the brain? How do Synapses change during the storage of memory the technical term for which is synaptic plasticity. And what happens during these processes at the molecular and cellular level? Our primary focus is research on the hippocampus, a structure known to be important for memory in both humans and animals.