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Bernd Fritzsch, Ph.D.

Professional Preparation:

Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany M.S. 1974 Biology/Zoology
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany Ph.D. 1978 Dev. Neuroscience
Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany Postdoc 1978-81 Neurobiology

 

Appointments:

1978-1981 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Biology, TU Darmstadt, Germany
1981-1986 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Biology, Univ. of Bielefeld, Germany
1983 CDA at the University of California, Berkeley
1986-1990 Heisenberg Fellow, University of Bielefeld, Germany
1986 CDA at the University of Texas, Austin
1988-1990 Visiting Researcher, Scripps Institute, San Diego, CA
1991-1993 Associate Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton Univ., Omaha, NE
1993-2008 Professor, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, Creighton Univ., Omaha, NE
2003-2008 Director of Basic Research, School of Medicine, Creighton Univ., Omaha, NE
2004-2007 Assistant Dean for Basic Research, Creighton University School of Med., Omaha, NE
2008-2017 DEO (Chair), Department of Biology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
2011-2014 Co-Director, Aging Mind and Brain Initiative, University of Iowa
2014-2015 Director, Center on Aging and Aging Mind and Brain Initiative, University of Iowa

 

Honors:

PhD award, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (1974)
Fellow, Heisenberg Award, Bielefeld (1986)
Distinguished Research Career Award, Creighton University (1993)
Outstanding Mentor Award, Creighton University (2007)
Iowa Entrepreneurial Endowed Professor, University of Iowa (2008)
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2010)
CDRC study section review service (2007-2011)

 

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:

Fritzsch B, Straka H (2014) Evolution of vertebrate mechanosensory hair cells and inner ears: toward identifying stimuli that select mutation driven altered morphologies. J Comp Physiol A Neuroethol Sens Neural Behav Physiol 200: 5-18.

Fritzsch B, Beisel KW, Hansen LA (2006) The molecular basis of neurosensory cell formation in ear development: a blueprint for hair cell and sensory neuron regeneration? Bioessays 28: 1181-1193.

Rubel EW, Fritzsch B (2002) Auditory system development: primary auditory neurons and their targets. Annu Rev Neurosci 25: 51-101.

Fritzsch B, Tessarollo L, Coppola E, Reichardt LF (2004) Neurotrophins in the ear: their roles in sensory neuron survival and fiber guidance. Prog Brain Res 146: 265-278.

Additional Publications

Last modified on September 18th, 2015
Posted on September 18th, 2015