Jochen Neuhaus was born in Kamen, Germany, in 1958. He is married and has three children. He received his diploma in biology (1985) and his Ph.D. degree (1989) from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Following a post-doctoral research on interactions of astrocytes with brain endothelial cells in the ultrastructure research laboratory of Prof. Dr. H. Wolburg in Tübingen, he received a two years research fellowship from the German Research Society (DFG) for his studies in the research group of Prof. Dr. S. Fedoroff, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Saskatoon, Canada, where he studied the astroglial and microglia in cell cultures. 1993 he returned to Berlin, Germany as assistant at the Max-Delbrück-Centrum for Molecular Medicine (Prof. Dr. H. Kettenmann) to supervise the electron microscopy lab, working on the ultrastructure of electrophysiologically characterized glial cells. He left Berlin in 1995 to establish and head the research facilities of the Dept. of Urology, University of Leipzig, Germany. In 2009 he habilitated and received his privatelectureship for „Experimental Urology“ at the University of Leipzig. His current research interests are: Anatomy and histomorphology of the lower urinary tract, comparative animal and human studies, calcium imaging of smooth muscle cells in situ and in vitro, receptor expression and signalling pathways in smooth muscle cells and urothelium; confocal laserscanning microscopy, electron microscopy, gene expression and protein expression analyses. Urological topics are pelvic anatomy, stress and urge incontinence, interstitial cystitis, prostate cancer. Jochen Neuhaus has been awarded numerous research grants and prizes. He is member of the European Urological Association (EAU), the German Society of Urology (DGU), the Saxonian Urological Association (SGU), and member of the scientific advisory board of the Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) Germany.
Biography Updated on 27 December 2010