Professor, Molecular & Cellular Physiology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Professor (By courtesy), Structural Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine
Professor, Stanford Linear Accelerator Ctr - SSRL, Stanford University School of Medicine
Member, Bio-X, Stanford University School of Medicine
Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
PhD, Technical University of Munich, Germany,1982 (Biophysics)
Diplom, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1980 (Physics)
Vordiplom, University of Hamburg, Germany, 1977 (Physics and Mathematics)
DeLano Award, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2011
The Paul Sigler Lecture, Yale University, 2009
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2005
Nobel Symposium Speaker, Stockholm, Sweden, 2004
Gregori Aminoff Prize, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 2003
Röntgen Prize in Biosciences, University of Würzburg, Germany, 1995
NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1982-1983
Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes Fellowship, 1976-1982
National Mathematics Competition Prize, Germany, 1975
Axel Brunger's goal is to understand the molecular mechanism of synaptic neurotransmission. He is particularly interested in the structure, function, and dynamics of key players in the synaptic vesicle fusion machinery. His lab is also working on the mechanism of action of clostridial neurotoxins that target this machinery. A molecular understanding of these complex protein machineries may ultimately lead to new therapeutics to treat human diseases.
In the role of Faculty Member, Axel Brunger contributes recommendations and reviews to the Experimental Biophysical Methods Section in the Structural Biology Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
The Faculty comprises Heads of Faculty, Heads of Section, Faculty Members and Associate Faculty Members, as well as an International Advisory Board.
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