Thomas Jentsch receives Honorary Degree of the Medical Faculty of the University of Hamburg
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the progress of neuroscience, Thomas Jentsch was awarded an Honorary Degree of the Medical Faculty of the University of Hamburg at the symposium “Hamburg Neuroscience” in May, 2017.
Professor Jentsch has been head of the Department of Physiology and Pathology of Ion Transport at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) and Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin-Buch since 2006, and a member of the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure since its inception. His research focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, epilepsy, and sensorial biology; on intracellular trafficking, endosomal/lysosomal traffic and function, and cell volume regulation; and on kidney and bone physiology, and transepithelial transport.
Professor Jentsch is recognized as a pioneer in the field of ion transport, especially chloride channels, and has received multiple awards, including the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation and two European Research Council Advanced Investigator Awards.