by Leibniz Prize & MetLife Award Winner Prof. Dr. Christian Haass
Christian Haass is a German biochemist who specializes in neurodegeneration.
Haass studied biology in Heidelberg and was an assistant professor in the department of Dennis Selkoe at Harvard Medical School. Afterwards he returned to Germany as professor of molecular biology at the Central Institute for Mental Health in Mannheim. In 1999, he was offered a chair at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich at the medical faculty. Besides his chair at the LMU Haass also directs the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Munich.
The emphasis of his work is in the molecular biology and cell biology of Alzheimer’s and related disorders. Among other awards, he has won the Leibniz Prize and the MetLife Award for Alzheimer’s Research.