Frank Albert

Frank Albert

Click here for Frank’s detailed CV (pdf file).

 

Professional Appointments

Since January 2016
Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota

 

Education

2010
Doctoral degree in Biology, University of Leipzig, Germany
Graduate work at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig with Dr. Svante Pääbo

2005
German “Diploma” degree in Biology with Computer Science as additional subject, University of Würzburg, Germany
Thesis work at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences in Leipzig with Dr. Sonja Kotz

1997
German “Abitur” degree at Hanns Seidel Gymnasium, Hösbach, Germany

 

Research Experience

2011 – 2015
Post-doctoral research: “Genomic approaches to study protein expression variation in yeast”
Princeton University & UCLA (Lab moved to UCLA in August 2013)
Advisor: Dr. Leonid Kruglyak

2010
Post-doctoral research: “A comparison of brain gene expression levels in domesticated and wild animals”
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Advisor: Dr. Svante Pääbo

2005 – 2009
Graduate research: “The genetic basis for tameness and aggression”
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Advisor: Dr. Svante Pääbo

2004 – 2005
Diploma research: “Cognitive profiling of a language and speech impediment”
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive & Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

 

Scholarships

2012 – 2014
Research Fellow of the German Science Foundation (DFG)

2006 – 2009
Max Planck Society Doctoral Fellowship

2002 – 2003
Fulbright Scholarship, University of Maryland, College Park

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