B11: Erin Schuman

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Max-Planck-Institut für Hirnforschung
Max-von-Laue-Str. 4
60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Phone +49 (69) 8500 33100
Homepage Schuman Department

Erin Schuman

Personal data

Date/Place of birth 05/15/1963 in California, USA


May 1985 B.A. (Psychology), University of Southern California
1985-1990 Ph.D. (Neuroscience), Princeton University
1990-1993 Postdoctoral Fellow with Daniel V. Madison, Stanford University

Research Experience

1993-1999 Assistant Professor, Caltech, Biology
1997-2002 Assistant Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1999-2004 Associate Professor, Caltech, Biology
2000-2006 Executive Officer in Biology, Caltech
2002-2004 Associate Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2004-2009 Investigator, HHMI
2005 Visitor in Biology, Russ Fernald’s lab, Stanford University
2008 INSERM-Visiting Faculty, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris
2004-2010 Professor, Caltech, Biology
2009-2013 Director, Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt, Germany

Honors and Awards

1985 Sigma Xi Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award
1985 Phi Beta Kappa, graduation with honors
1986 NIH predoctoral fellow
1990 NIH postdoctoral fellow
1991 Katherine McCormick Foundation fellow
1994-1996 McKnight Scholars Award (declined)
1994-1996 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
1994-1998 John Merck Scholar
1995-1999 Pew Biomedical Scholar
1996-1998 Beckman Young Investigator Award
1995 American Association of University Women Emerging Scholar
1995 Ferguson Biology Graduate Teaching Prize
1996 Ferguson Biology Undergraduate Teaching Prize
1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Assistant Investigator
2002 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Associate Investigator
2005 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
2008 Gerard Lecture, University of California, Irvine
2013 Norbert Elsner Lecture, German Neuroscience Society
2013 Hodgkin-Huxley-Katz Prize for 2013
2013 Alexander Cruickshank Lecture, Gordon Research Conference
2014 Elected EMBO member

Ten most CRC relevant publications (2009-2014)

Hinz FI, Aizenberg M, Tushev G & Schuman EM (2013) Protein synthesis-dependent associative long-term memory in larval zebrafish. J. Neurosci. 33: 15382–7. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0560-13.2013.
Ngo JT, Schuman EM & Tirrell DA (2013) Mutant methionyl-tRNA synthetase from bacteria enables site-selective N-terminal labeling of proteins expressed in mammalian cells. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 110: 4992–7. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1216375110.

Taylor AM, Wu J, Tai H-C & Schuman EM (2013) Axonal translation of β-catenin regulates synaptic vesicle dynamics. J. Neurosci. 33: 5584–9. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2944-12.2013.
Hodas JJL, Nehring A, Höche N, Sweredoski MJ, Pielot R, Hess S, Tirrell DA, Dieterich DC & Schuman EM (2012) Dopaminergic modulation of the hippocampal neuropil proteome identified by bioorthogonal noncanonical amino acid tagging (BONCAT). Proteomics 12: 2464–76. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pmic.201200112.
Hinz FI, Dieterich DC, Tirrell DA & Schuman EM (2012) Non-canonical amino acid labeling in vivo to visualize and affinity purify newly synthesized proteins in larval zebrafish. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 3: 40–49. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/cn2000876.
Szychowski J, Mahdavi A, Hodas JJL, Bagert JD, Ngo JT, Landgraf P, Dieterich DC, Schuman EM & Tirrell DA (2010) Cleavable biotin probes for labeling of biomolecules via azide-alkyne cycloaddition. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 132: 18351–60. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja1083909.
Dieterich DC, Hodas JJL, Gouzer G, Shadrin IY, Ngo JT, Triller A, Tirrell DA & Schuman EM (2010) In situ visualization and dynamics of newly synthesized proteins in rat hippocampal neurons. Nat. Neurosci. 13: 897–905. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn.2580.
Taylor AM, Dieterich DC, Ito HT, Kim SA & Schuman EM (2010) Microfluidic local perfusion chambers for the visualization and manipulation of synapses. Neuron 66: 57–68. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2010.03.022.
Rutishauser U, Ross IB, Mamelak AN & Schuman EM (2010) Human memory strength is predicted by theta-frequency phase-locking of single neurons. Nature 464: 903–7. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature08860.
Ngo JT, Champion JA, Mahdavi A, Tanrikulu IC, Beatty KE, Connor RE, Yoo TH, Dieterich DC, Schuman EM & Tirrell DA (2009) Cell-selective metabolic labeling of proteins. Nat. Chem. Biol. 5: 715–7. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.200.