Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne

Prof. Dr. Leo Kurian - Curriculum Vitae

Education and Professional Career

since 2023: Junior Professor at the Medical Faculty University of Cologne
2014 - 2023: Independent Group Leader for Developmental and Regenerative RNA Biology, Center for Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne, Cologne, DE
2013 - 2014: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego (UCSD), San Diego USA
2009 - 2013: CIRM Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, USA
2005 - 2009: Ph.D. in Genetics (Dr. rer. nat.), Mathematics & Natural Science Faculty/ Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, DE
2001 - 2003: Master of Science in Biotechnology, University of Madras, Chennai, India

Awards and Distinctions

2022: ERC Consolidator Grant
2021: Binder Innovation Award, German Society for Cell Biology (DGZ)
2016: Young Investigator Award, German Stem Cell Network, DE
2014: NRW Stem Cell Network Independent Group Leader Grant
2009 - 2012: California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) Postdoctoral Fellowship, USA (3 years)
2011: Best Article Award from the PhD thesis, Institute for Genetics, University of Cologne, DE
2005: PhD Scholarship (NRW State funded), DE
2003: UGC-CSIR Fellowship, University Grant Commission, India
2001: University First Rank for the BSc, Mahatma Gandhi University, India


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