Camin Dean, PhD

Camin Dean received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley where she performed pioneering work on molecules that regulate the assembly of synapses. In her postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she extended her work to synapse function, and discovered molecular mechanisms by which brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is trafficked and released to affect synapse strength in circuits related to memory. Since 2010, she is an independent group leader at the European Neuroscience Institute in Göttingen, Germany, where she continues to study molecules important for synapse formation and function and that underly remembering and forgetting.