Herwig Baier

1999 Fellow

Fellowship Institution: University of California, San Francisco

Current Institution: Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology


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About Herwig Baier's Work

All sensory perception and every movement, as well as feelings, memories and motivation, arise from the bustling activity of many millions of interconnected cells in the nervous system. The ultimate function of this elaborate network is to generate behavior. My research seeks to understand how animal brains transform sensory information and internal state into fine-tuned behavioral responses. My group uses zebrafish, taking advantage of the optically transparency and genetic access that this model organism offers.

Awards and Achievements

Sloan Fellowship in Neuroscience

Klingenstein Award

Max Planck Society Scientific Member

EMBO Member

Honorary Professor at LMU