Dr. Carmen Wellmann (Smarandache)

  • Since November 2010:  Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader, Bioscience Center, Zoological Institute, University of Cologne

  • July - October 2010: External consultant at the University of California, Davis; from the Lab of Brian Mulloney, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

  • October 2007 - June 2010: Postdoctoral Fellow consultant at the University of California, Davis; from the Lab of Brian Mulloney, Department of Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior.

  • 2004 - 2007:  PhD student at the Dept. of Neurobiology University of Ulm (DFG project STE 937/2-1). Thesis: “The influence of a muscle tendon organ on modulatory projection neurons and the central pattern generators in the stomatogastric nervous system of the crab, Cancer pagurus.”

  • 2004: 1. Staatsexamen Biologie & Chemie Lehramt Gymnasium (final exam in Biology and Chemistry)

  • 2003: Staatsexamensarbeit (final thesis) at the Institute of Neurobiology at the University of Ulm: “Development of a semi- intact preparation to analyze a sensory neuron in the stomatogastric nervous system of the crab, Cancer pagurus.”

  • 1998 - 2004: Student of Biology and Chemistry of University of Ulm.

  • 1997: Zeugnis der allgemeinen Hochschulreife (German Highschool Diploma).

     

Awards

  • July 2010: Research Funding: Emmy Noether Programme, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).

Grants

  • since 2014: PI in the application of the DFG - Cologne  Neuroscience Research Training Group entitled: “Neural Circuit Analysis on the Cellular and Subcellular Level”  (head-PI’s Prof. Ansgar Büschges & Prof. Sigrun Korsching)
  • since 04/2014: University of Cologne Advanced Researcher Group Grant (Ausschreibung im Rahmen des Zukunftskonzepts der Universität zu Köln), “Effect of Descending Input on Coordination of Coupled Oscillators”  (funding period 3 + 2 years)
  • 2012: Co-Applicant: Grant from the Thyssen Foundation for organizing the workshop “Neural Basis of Coordinated (Loco-)Motion at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin”
  • 2011: ‘Förderung für Nachwuchsgruppenleiterinnen und Juniorprofessorinnen - 2. Professorinnenprogramm' der Universität zu Köln
  • since 2010: DFG Emmy Noether Program (SM 206/3-1) on the topic "Dynamics of neuronal circuits" (for a total of a funding period of 3 +1 +1 years).

Teaching Summer Schools

  • 03/2014: Co-teaching of the Basic Curse: (BC4): Neurobiology with Prof. Ansgar Büschges at the Interdisciplinary College 2014 in Günne, Möhnesee