Michael Hortsch received a Diploma in biochemistry from the Free University Berlin in Germany, and a Ph.D. degree from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He worked at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, and the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany. For his postdoctoral studies, he joined the laboratory of Corey Goodman at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, studying the development of the nervous system in Drosophila melanogaster. Since 1991, he has been pursuing these studies in his laboratory at the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Michigan, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor. Work in his laboratory concentrates on the roles of cell adhesion molecules in the nervous system and in other tissues, and how these functions are conserved or have changed during the evolution of vertebrate and invertebrate species. He is a Member of the American Society for Cell Biology, the Society for Neuroscience, and the Genetics Society of America, serves as a Managing Editor for Frontiers in Bioscience (2000), and is on the Editorial Board of Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters (1998). He has served on several NIH study sections, has reviewed for a number of international funding agencies, and has been an Appointed Member of the NSF Review Panel for Developmental Neuroscience.
Biography Updated on 17 July 2008