Jason Kerr

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Education/Degrees

1995 – 99 Ph.D. (Neurophysiology) Dept. Anatomy & Structural Biology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand. (Supervisor: Jeff Wickens)
1994 – 95 DipSci (Human Anatomy) Dept. Anatomy & Structural Biology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand.
1989 – 94 BSc (Human Anatomy) Dept. Anatomy & Structural Biology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand

Academic Career

2013-present Director, Dept. Behavior and Brain Organization, Center of Advanced European Studies And Research (Caesar), Bonn, Germany
2013-present Scientific member of the Max-Planck-Society, Germany
2006-2013 Independent Group Leader. Network Imaging Group, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tübingen, Germany.
2005-2006 Project leader in Dept. Cell Physiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany. Head of Dept: Prof. Bert Sakmann.
2003 – 2005 Postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Fritjof Helmchen, Dept. Cell Physiology, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg, Germany. Head of Dept: Prof. Bert Sakmann.
1999 – 2003 Postdoctoral fellow, Unit of Neural Network Physiology, Laboratory of Systems Neuroscience, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA. Lab head: Dr. Dietmar Plenz.
1998 – 1999 Assistant Lecturer (non-tenure), Dept. Anatomy and Structural Biology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand. (Human Gross Anatomy)
1997 – 1998 Senior tutor and Demonstrator coordinator in Human Gross Anatomy, Dept. Anatomy and Structural Biology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Awards and Honors

2013 “Leica Scientific Forum” June 2013 speaker for UCSD UCLA UCSF
2013 Roger Eckert Lecture 2013 German Neuroscience Meeting Göttingen
2001 NIH Fellows Award for research excellence (FARE), USA
1997-1998 Neurological Foundation Scholarship
1995 – 1997 Neurological Foundation Miller Scholarship

Memberships and professional functions

2015 Speaker, International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior, Bonn, Germany and Jupiter, Florida.
2016 Member of the Minerva Weizmann Committee, Minerva Foundation GmbH
Member of the Society for Neuroscience

Most important publications

  1. Wallace, D. J*., Greenberg, D. S*., Sawinski, J*., Rulla, S., Notaro, G., & Kerr J. N. D. (2013). “Rats maintain an overhead binocular field at the expense of constant fusion”. Nature. 498, 65-69.
  2. Pawlak, V., Greenberg, D. S., Sprekeler, H., Gerstner, W. & Kerr, J. N. D. (2013) “Changing the responses of cortical neurons from sub- to suprathreshold using single spikes in vivo” eLife 2, e00012
  3. Mittmann, W., Wallace, D. J., Czubayko, U., Herb, J. T., Schaefer, A. T., Looger, L. L., Denk, W. & Kerr, J. N. D. (2011) “Two-photon calcium imaging of evoked activity from L5 somatosensory neurons in vivo” Nature Neuroscience 14, 1089-1093
  4. Sawinski, J.*, Wallace, D. J.*, Greenberg, D. S.*, Grossmann, S., Denk, W. & Kerr, J. N. D. (2009) “Visually evoked activity in cortical cells imaged in freely moving animals” PNAS  106, 19557-19562
  5. Greenberg, D. S.*, Houweling, A. R.* & Kerr, J. N. D. (2008) “Population imaging of ongoing neuronal activity in the visual cortex of awake rats” Nature Neuroscience 11, 749-751

Contact

Phone: +49-228 9656-103

Email: jason.kerr@caesar.de