Press Release

Jason Kerr appointed professor for „Behavior and Brain Organization”

29 Nov 2019 at 15:10

The appointment of Jason Kerr as professor for „Behavior and Brain Organization” further fortifies the partnership between research center caesar and the University of Bonn. (Foto: Sebastian Scherrer / ©​ caesar)

Bonn, 11/28/2019. caesar director Jason Kerr was appointed W3 professor for „Behavior and Brain Organization”, joining the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. The rector of the university, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael Hoch, personally handed over the certificate of appointment.

Jason Kerr has been a scientific director at caesar and a scientific member of the Max Planck Society since September 2013. The neurophysiologist originally from New Zealand leads the department of “Behavior and Brain Organization”. The primary aim of his department is to understand how mammals use vision to make decisions and what the underlying neural processes are.

To accomplish this, he utilizes specialized imaging and data analysis techniques, to examine the complex neuronal networks in the mammalian brain, as well as the processing of sensory information in freely behaving animals.

Kerr’s appointment further fortifies the partnership between caesar and the University of Bonn. Both entities have been cooperating on many levels for years. The training of next generation scientists has been the emphasis of their partnership. In 2015, the “International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior” was created, a joint graduate school by caesar, the University of Bonn, Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Florida Atlantic University. caesar scientists also participate in the university master’s program Neurosciences and the neuroscience graduate school of the university, BIGS Neuroscience.

As professor for „Behavior and Brain Organization“, Jason Kerr will join the medical faculty of the university. (s2)

Press contact:
Sebastian Scherrer
Forschungszentrum caesar
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 2
53175 Bonn
Tel.: 0228 - 9656 139
sebastian.scherrer@caesar.de

On research center caesar
caesar is a neuroethology institute associated with the Max Planck Society, located in Bonn. The institute studies how the collective activity of the vast numbers of interconnected neurons in the brain gives rise to the plethora of animal behaviors. Our research spans a large range of scales from the nano-scale imaging of brain circuitry, to large-scale functional imaging of brain circuitry during behavior, to the quantification of natural animal behaviors.

For further information please contact:

Also interesting:

newstype__news

31 May 2024

Bonn Science Night 2024 - we were there!

We participated in the local Bonn Science Night on May 17, 2024. We introduced our research mission and, together with the Max Planck Institute for Radioastronomy, showcased basic research at the Max Planck Society. We had a fantastic time and are grateful to our many visitors for their interest and very positive feedback!

keepreading

newstype__news

26 Apr 2024

Atlanta Science Festival 2024

The Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar participated successfully in the Atlanta Science Festival, which took place on March 23, 2024, in Piedmont Park. We were thrilled to present our research and engage a broad and diverse audience with interactive experiments.

keepreading

newstype__news

10 Mar 2024

German Neuroscience Olympiad 2024 at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior – caesar

keepreading