Axel Nimmerjahn

Associate Professor

Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

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Salk promotes two dynamic scientists who study the microbiome and neurobiology

LA JOLLA—Two Salk Institute faculty members have been promoted based on their innovative and notable contributions to biological research.

Janelle Ayres and Axel Nimmerjahn were each promoted to the rank of …


Curb your immune enthusiasm

LA JOLLA—Normally when we think of viruses, from the common cold to HIV, we want to boost people’s immunity to fight them. But for scientists who develop therapeutic viruses (to, …


Tiny microscopes reveal hidden role of nervous system cells

LA JOLLA—A microscope about the size of a penny is giving scientists a new window into the everyday activity of cells within the spinal cord. The innovative technology revealed that …


Scientists identify new cause of brain bleeding immediately after stroke

LA JOLLA—By discovering a new mechanism that allows blood to enter the brain immediately after stroke, researchers from the Salk Institute and University of California (UC) Irvine reveal a possible …


Innovative research earns Salk scientist EUREKA award

LA JOLLA, CA—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has selected Axel Nimmerjahn for a highly competitive EUREKA (Exceptional Unconventional Research Enabling Knowledge Acceleration) grant. Nimmerjahn is an Assistant Professor in …


A rare feat: Two scientists at Salk score NIH New Innovator awards

LA JOLLA, CA—The Salk Institute announced today that researchers Björn Lillemeier, and Axel Nimmerjahn, have been named recipients of the prestigious 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator …


Salk scientist earns competitive grant from Whitehall Foundation

LA JOLLA, CA—Axel Nimmerjahn, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and holder of the Richard Allan Barry Developmental Chair in Biophotonics has been awarded a highly selective …


Salk scientist named Rita Allen Scholar

LA JOLLA, CA—The Salk Institute for Biological Studies announced that Dr. Axel Nimmerjahn, Assistant Professor in the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center and holder of the Richard Allan Barry Developmental Chair, …


Salk Institute celebrates Grand Opening of the Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

LA JOLLA, CA—The Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies officially opens on February 9, 2011 after quietly hiring two faculty members specializing in biophotonics—the science …


Education

MS, Physics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research/University of Heidelberg, Germany
PhD, Physics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research/University of Heidelberg, Germany
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology and Applied Physics, Stanford University, U.S.A.


Awards & Honors

  • 2013 NIH EUREKA Award
  • 2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
  • 2011 Whitehall Foundation Award
  • 2011 Rita Allen Scholar Award
  • 2006 Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2006 Du Bois-Reymond Award
  • 2006 Otto Hahn Medal and Award

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