The PI: Wolf-Dietrich Heyer

Wolf-Dietrich Heyer Language spoken: English, German, Italian, un peu de Français y un poquito de Espanol.


Office Life Sciences Bd #3163
Phone: (530)752-3001
Fax: (530) 752-3011
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Scientific Interests

All aspects of homologous recombinational DNA Repair, breast cancer, relationship of cancer and DNA repair.

Positions and Employment
1978-1982 Diploma studies in Biology, Free University of Berlin, Berlin (FRG)
1980-1982 Diploma studies and diploma research project in Microbiology and Genetics, University of Bern, Bern (CH) with Profs. U. Leupold and J. Kohli
1983-1985 Ph.D. work in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of Bern, Bern (CH) with Profs. U. Leupold and J. Kohli
1986-1990 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston (MA), with Prof. R. Kolodner
1990-1997 Group Leader (equivalent to US non-tenure track Assistant Professorship), Institute of General Microbiology, University of Bern, Bern (CH)
1998-2001 Associate Professor of Microbiology, University of California, Davis (CA)
2001- Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Davis
2011- Chair, Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, UC Davis

Other Experience and Professional Memberships
2000- Member, UC Davis Cancer Center
2001-2006 Member, Executive Committee, Center for Genetics and Development University of California, Davis
2002 Ad hoc Member, Radiation Study Section, NIH
2002- Co-Leader, Molecular Oncology Program, UC Davis Cancer Center
2003-2007 Member, Radiation Therapeutics and Biology (RTB) Study Section, NIH
2005- Member Special Review Panels, NCI (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
2010- Director, T32CA108459 Training in Oncogenic Signaling and Chromosome Biology
2010- Guest Associate Editor, PLoS Genetics
2011- Editorial Board Member, Biomolecules
2012- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Biological Chemistry
2012, 2013 Ad hoc Member, MG-B Study Section, NIH

Honors and Awards
1980-1981 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Exchange Fellowship with Switzerland
1981-1982 Canton of Bern, Exchange Fellowship
1986-1987 Swiss National Science Foundation, Post-Doctoral Fellowship
1987-1990 Helen Hay Whitney Foundation (USA), Post-Doctoral Fellowship
1989 Richard A. Smith Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, USA)
1991-1998 Swiss National Science Foundation, START Career Development Award
1995 Eduard-Adolf-Stein Award for the “Best Habilitation at the Philosophical-Natural Sciences Faculty of the University of Bern (CH) 1990-1995”
1997 Theodor-Kocher Price for the “Best Young Researcher at the University of Bern 1997”
2000 Chancellor’s Fellow 2000-2005, University of California, Davis
2002, 2009 Outstanding Teaching Award, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Students
2010 Rothschild-Yvette Mayent-Institut Curie Award, Institut Curie, Paris (F)
2011 UC Davis Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research
2011 College of Biological Sciences (UC Davis) Faculty Research Award
2012 Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology