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CV of Christoph Handschin

Nationality Swiss
     
Positions: Since 2015 Full Professor in Pharmacology (tenured), Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  2009 – 2015 Associate Professor in Pharmacology (tenured), Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  2006 – 2009 Swiss National Science Foundation Professor (SNSF Professor) and Assistant Professor in Physiology, Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP) and Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
  2004 – 2006 Instructor (non-tenure track faculty member), Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  2002 – 2004 Postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Bruce M. Spiegelman, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of Cell Biology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  2001 – 2002 Postdoctoral fellowship with Prof. Urs A. Meyer, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  1997 – 2001 PhD in Biochemistry, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  1996 Research fellow with Prof. Christoph Beglinger, Department of Research, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
     
Education: 1997 – 2001 PhD Thesis “A regulatory network of nuclear receptors for hepatic cytochrome P450 induction by drugs: Interactions between the xenobiotic-, the cholesterol- and the bile acid-sensors CXR, LXR and FXR in chicken liver” in the group of Prof. Urs A. Meyer, Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  1995 – 1996 Diploma/MSc Thesis “Interactions of alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH), melanin-concentrating hormone (MCH) and melatonin in B16F1 mouse melanoma cells” in the group of Prof. Alex N. Eberle, Department of Research, University Hospital of Basel, Switzerland
  1992 – 1996 MSc in Biology II (molecular biology) at the Biozentrum, University of Basel, Switzerland
  1992 Voluntary training in the Preclinical Neurobiology Research, Pharma Division, Ciba Geigy (now: Novartis), Basel, Switzerland
  1988 – 1991 Gymnasium Liestal, Switzerland
  1984 – 1988 Progymnasium Gelterkinden, Switzerland
  1979 – 1984 Primarschule Gelterkinden, Switzerland
     
Selected Awards & Honors: 2013 European Research Council (ERC), Consolidator Grant
2008 Award (“Wissenschaftspreis”) of the Walter and Gertrud Siegenthaler-Stiftung 2008
2007 Venia legendi (“Habilitation”) in integrative physiology, in particular muscle physiology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland
  2006 SNSF Professorship (“SNF Förderungsprofessur”) for the project “Molecular mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle plasticity” by the Swiss National Science Foundation
  2004 Scientist Career Development Award, Muscular Dystrophy Association USA (MDA)
  2002 Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  2001 PhD Thesis at the University of Basel honored with “summa cum laude”
     
Selected Memberships: 2016 American Physiological Society (APS)
2016 European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)
2007 – 2008 Member of the Board of the Naturforschende Gesellschaft Zürich (founded 1746)
   

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