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CV of Alex Schier

Nationality: Swiss/US
     
Positions:  
Director of the Biozentrum, University of Basel Since 2018  
Chair of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University 2014 – 2017  
Leo Erikson Life Sciences Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University 2013 – 2018  
Professor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Harvard University 2005 – 2019  
Associate Professor, Developmental Genetics Program, Skirball Institute and Department of Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine 1999 – 2005  
Assistant Professor, Developmental Genetics Program, Skirball Institute and Department of Cell Biology, NYU School of Medicine 1996 – 1999  
Postdoctoral research at the laboratory of Wolfgang Driever, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University 1992 – 1996
 
Education:    
Doctoral research at the laboratory of Walter J. Gehring, Biozentrum, University of Basel 1988 – 1992  
Undergraduate research at the laboratory of Walter J. Gehring, Biozentrum, University of Basel 1986 – 1987  
     
Selected Awards & Honors:    
ERC Advanced Grant2020 – 2024
Featured in Science “Breakthrough of the Year 2018”2018
Elected member of EMBO2018
NIH Pioneer Award2017 – 2019  
NIH MERIT Award 2016 – 2019
Everett Mendelsohn Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring 2014  
Harland Winfield Mossman Developmental Biologists Award of the American Asc. of Anatomists 2006  
Irma T. Hirschl Scholar 2001 – 2005
McKnight Scholar for Neuroscience 1999 – 2002
     
Selected Memberships:    
HHMI Scientific Review Board 2019 – 2022
Site Director of the Allen Discovery Center for Cell Lineage since 2017
Member of the Editorial Board of the Annual Reviews of Cell and Developmental Biology since 2015
SAB of the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, King’s College since 2014
Member of the Board of Reviewing Editors Science since 2013
Member and Chair of the DEV-2 study section 2007 – 2011
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board Developmental Cell since 2005
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board Development since 1999

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