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Valentin Stein




1991-1997 Study of Physics, University Kiel
1996-1997 Diplomathesis with Prof. U.-P. Hansen, Department of Physics, University Kiel
1997-2000 Ph.D. with Prof. T. J. Jentsch, ZMNH, University of Hamburg

Academic Career

2001-2002 Postdoctoral fellow, ZMNH, University of Hamburg
2002-2005 Postdoctoral fellow with Prof. R. Nicoll, UCSF, San Francisco,USA
2005-2011 Max Planck Research Group Leader at the MPI of Neurobiology, Martinsried
2011-today Professor of Neurophysiology, University of Bonn


Awards and Honors

2002 Emmy-Noether Fellowship

Memberships, academic and professional duties (selection)

Member of the Society of Neuroscience
Member of the Deutsche neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft


List of 5 most important publications

Robbins EM, Krupp AJ, Perez de Arce K, Ghosh AK, Fogel Al, Boucard A, Sudhof TC, Stein V*, Biederer T* (2010) SynCAM 1 Adhesion Dynamically Regulates Synapse Number and Impacts Plasticity and Learning. Neuron 68:894-906

Rink I, Artmann J, Stein V (2010) CIC-2 voltage-gated channels constitute part of the background conductance and assist chloride extrusion. J Neurosci 30:4776-4786

Cokic B, Stein V (2008) Stargazin modulates AMPA receptor antagonism. Neuropharmacology 54:1062-1070

Tomita S, Stein V, Stocker TJ, Nicoll RA, Bredt DS (2005) Bidirectional synaptic plasticity regulated by phosphorylation of stargazin-like TARPs. Neuron 45:269-277

Hubner CA, Stein V, Hermans-Borgmeyer I, Meyer T, Ballanyi K, Jentsch TJ (2001) Disruption of KCC2 reveals an essential role of K-CI cotransport already in early synaptic inhibition. Neuron 30:515-524


*authors contributed equally

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