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Ulrike Heberlein, PhD
Janelia Group Leader / 2012–Present

Scientific Discipline

Genetics, Molecular Biology

Host Institution

Janelia Farm Research Campus

Current Position

Ulrike Heberlein is also Scientific Program Director at Janelia Farm Research Campus.

Current Research

Dr. Heberlein's Research Abstract

Ulrike Heberlein uses the fruit fly Drosophila to study the mechanisms by which experiences induce long-lasting changes in behavior using genetic, genomic, and neuroanatomical approaches.

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Biography

Ulrike Heberlein is a scientific program director and a laboratory head at the Janelia Farm Research Campus. Heberlein received her BS and MS degrees from the University of Concepción, Chile. She received her PhD degree in biochemistry from…

Ulrike Heberlein is a scientific program director and a laboratory head at the Janelia Farm Research Campus. Heberlein received her BS and MS degrees from the University of Concepción, Chile. She received her PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, where she went on to conduct postdoctoral research under Gerald Rubin (now director, Janelia Farm Research Campus). In 1993 Heberlein became affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), starting as a principal investigator at the Gallo Clinic and Research Center and an assistant professor in the Department of Neurology. Before coming to coming to Janelia, Heberlein served as a professor in the Department of Anatomy and an investigator at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center in Emeryville, California. In addition to her Janelia appointment, Heberlein continues at UCSF as an adjunct professor in the Department of Anatomy.

Heberlein has received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers; the McKnight Investigator Award; the Byers Award in Basic Science, UCSF; and the Soloway Lecture Award, National Institutes of Health. In 2010, Heberlein was elected as a foreign member to the National Academy of Sciences.

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Education

  • BS, biochemistry, University of Concepción
  • PhD, biochemistry, University of California, Berkeley

Awards

  • Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
  • McKnight Investigator Award
  • Byers Award in Basic Science
  • University of California
  • San Francisco'
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Memberships

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow
  • National Academy of Sciences