Heidelberger One of Four Honored with Women Faculty Forum Award
John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Faculty Award from the Women Faculty Forum – Research
Ruth Heidelberger, MD, PhD, professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Frederic B. Asche Chair in Ophthalmology, claimed the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Distinguished Faculty Award from the Women Faculty Forum – Research.
Heidelberger’s lab studies mechanisms of presynaptic plasticity and synaptic communication with the goal of identifying new therapeutic targets for the amelioration of synaptopathic disorders of the central nervous system. The lab is currently exploring roles of syntaxin 3B, a retinal specific phosphoprotein, in the mammalian retina that is require for vision.
Heidelberger received her PhD in 1991 and her medical degree in 1993 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical School. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Membrane Biophysics at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in 1996 before joining the faculty at McGovern Medical School the same year.
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