Prof. Nashat Abumaria received his Ph.D. degree in neurosciences from the International Max-Planck Research School, Göttingen University, Germany (the Program Dean is the Nobel laureate, Erwin Neher). Upon completion of his first postdoctoral fellowship at the Laboratory of Clinical Neurobiology, German Primate Center in 2007 in Göttingen, he moved to China and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Center for Learning and Memory in Tsinghua University. In 2011, he was appointed as a research associated professor in the Department of Basic Medical Research, School of Medicine, Tsinghua University. In 2015, he established a research group at Institutes of Brain Science, Fudan University. Currently, Dr. Abumaria is a faculty in Institutes of Brain Science, Department of Neurology of Huashan Hospital, and Department of Laboratory Animal Science, Fudan University. Dr. Abumaria has authored 21 papers in international journals and received several awards, fellowships, and grants including: Goettingen University Msc fellowship, Christoph-Lichtenberg stipend from the government of lower Saxony, China postdoc foundation grant, NSFC grant for young scientists. He is on the editorial board of several journals including Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Frontier in Molecular Neuroscience. He is also a regular reviewer in several journals.
Research Monograph: A major aim of his lab is to uncover cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cognition and emotions. Dr. Abumaria’s lab works with unconventional molecular targets and develops innovative behavioral assays to tackle scientific questions within the frame of the major research aim. The lab conducts research at different levels from molecule to behavior and vice a versa.