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I am a research group leader in the Department of Molecular Embryology, Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology, at the University of Freiburg, Germany. My parallel clinical appointment is with the local Institute for Cell and Gene Therapy at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg.
I am also involved in a number of educational efforts including the annual Stem Cells & Regeneration Course at the MBL in Woods Hole, MA, USA.

If you are interested in joining the group please send a detailed motivation letter, including a description of research experience and interests, your CV and contact information for references to . Applications from interested scientists at all levels (undergrad to postdoc) are welcome.

Contact information:
Dr. Jan Pruszak
Emmy Noether-Group for Stem Cell Biology
Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Freiburg
Albertstr. 17
79104 Freiburg

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Jan Pruszak obtained his medical degree from Hannover Medical School (MHH) in Germany in 2004. He then pursued postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, with Dr. Ole Isacson at the Center for Neuroregeneration Research, and at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, with Dr. Thijn Brummelkamp. From 2007 to 2010 he held an academic appointment as an Instructor at Harvard Medical School and was an affiliated faculty member of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. Since early 2011, he has been a research group leader at the University of Freiburg, Germany. His research interests include the regulation of growth and neural lineage specification of stem cells, in the context of developmental biology as well as regenerative medicine.

Honors, Awards and Scholarships

  • 2011         Group leader, Emmy Noether-Program of the DFG
  • 2009,2010 Excellence in Tutoring Award, Harvard Medical School
  • 2009         Co-recipient, Cozzarelli Prize, National Academy of Sciences (for Wernig et al., 2008)
  • 2009         AAAS/ Science Program for Excellence in Science
  • 2009         Morgan-Zinsser Fellowship, The Academy at Harvard Medical School
  • 2007         Grave Scholarship, Shifman Endowed Scholarship, Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL)
  • 2007         Nominee, Harvard Medical School Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching