Prof. Dr. med. Helmar Lehmann - Curriculum Vitae

Education and professional career

since  2013: Career Advancement Program (CAP), Center of Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC)
since 2013: Senior consultant and group leader, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
2009 -2012: Senior resident and group leader (2011), Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
2008 - 2009: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md, USA (supervisor: Prof. Kazim Sheikh, Prof. Ahmet Höke)
2005 - 2007: Resident, Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
2004 - 2005: Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical School, Baltimore, Md, USA (supervisor: Prof. Kazim Sheikh)
2003 - 2004: Resident, Department of Neurology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf, Germany
1998 - 2002: Medical Degree (MD), Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany
1996 - 1998: Medical Student, University of Cologne, Germany

Awards, distinctions and professional activities

2017: Full Professor
2015: Ronald D. Mann Best Paper Prize Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
2015: Summa cum laude award – Poster Prize ASNR 53rd Annual Meeting, Chicago
2012: Felix-Jerusalem Award of the German Society for Muscular Disease (Gesellschaft für   Muskelkranke e.V. DGM)
2010: Else Kröner Memorial Fellowship of the Else Kröner-Fresenius Foundation
2009: Fellow of the Peripheral Nerve Society, travel award
2008: Ulrich-Hadding Research-Award, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf
2007: Fellow of the Peripheral Nerve Society, travel award

Selected publications

Ritter, C., Bobylev, I., Lehmann, H.C. (2015) Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP): change of serum IgG dimer levels during treatment with intravenous immunoglobulins. J Neuroinflammation 12:148.

Bobylev, I., Joshi, A.R., Barham, M., Ritter, C., Neiss, W.F., Höke, A., Lehmann, H.C. (2015) Paclitaxel inhibits mRNA transport in axons. Neurobiol Dis 82:321-31.

Joshi A.R., Bobylev, I., Zhang, G., Sheikh, K.A., Lehmann, H.C. (2015) Inhibition of Rho-kinase differentially affects axon regeneration of peripheral motor and sensory nerves. Exp Neurol 263: 28-38.

Lehmann, H.C., Chen, W., Borzan, J., Mankowski, J., Höke, A. (2011) Mitochondrial Dysfunction in distal axons contributes to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Sensory Neuropathy. Ann Neurol 69: 100-10.

Lehmann, H.C., Hartung, H.P., Kieseier, B.C., Hughes, R.A. (2010) Guillain-Barré syndrome after exposure to influenza virus. Lancet Infect Dis 10: 643-51.

Zhang, G., Lehmann, H.C., Manoharan, S., Hashmi, M., Shim, S., Ming, G.L., Schnaar, R.L., Lopez, P.H., Bogdanova, N., Sheikh, K.A. (2011) Anti-ganglioside antibody-mediated activation of RhoA induces inhibition of neurite outgrowth. J Neurosci 31: 1664-75.

Lehmann, H.C., Zhang, J., Mori, S., Sheikh, K.A. (2010) Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to assess axonal regeneration in peripheral nerves. Exp Neurol 223: 238-44.