Department of Ophthalmology

Abbreviated CV

NAME  Bärbel Rohrer, Ph.D.

OFFICE ADDRESS   Dept. of Ophthalmology

PHONE  843-792-0065

                            Medical University of SC

FAX  843-792-1723

                            Storm Eye Institute

EMAIL  rohrer@musc.edu

                            Room 613
                            167 Ashley Avenue
                            Charleston, SC  29425

EDUCATION

1985 - 1991

University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany; Diploma in Biology/Cybernetics, 1991.

1991 - 1995

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Ph.D. in Visual Neuroscience, 1995.

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1995 - 2000

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Visual Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco, CA.

2000 - 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC.

2000 - 2001

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC.

2001 - 2005

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of SC, Charleston, SC.

2005 - present

Associate Professor, Department of Neurosciences, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

2005 - 2011

Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

2008 - present

Professor, Department of Graduate Studies, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

2011 - presentProfessor, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.
2012 - presentStanley H. & Theodora L. Feldberg Professor Endowed Chair, Department of Ophthalmology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Anatomy (Neuroscience Research)

1992

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Private tutor.

1994

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  Private tutor.

Anatomy (Physiology)

1995

University of California, San Francisco, CA.  Private tutor.

1996

University of California, San Francisco, CA.  Private tutor.

Principles of Vision

2001 - 2007

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to students of the College of Health Professionals.

2001 - present

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to dental and pharmacy students.

Principles of Hearing

2001 - present

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to dental and pharmacy students.

Molecular Neuroscience and Neuroscience Systems

2001 - present

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to 1st year neuroscience students.

2001 - present

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to 2nd year neuroscience students.

2001 - present

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to 3rd year neuroscience students.

Developmental Models

2001 - present

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to 1st year neuroscience students.

Principles of Human Physiology

2007 - present

Medical University of South Carolina.  Lecture to students of the College of Medicine.

EDITORIAL SERVICES

Journal Reviewer for: Visual Neuroscience; Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science; Molecular Vision; Experimental Neurology; Journal of Cell Biology; Journal of Neuroscience; Nature; Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Vision Research; Journal of Biological Chemistry; Experimental Eye Research; and Molecular Vision.

AWARDS and HONORS

1986 - 1987

Fellowship from the German Academic Exchange Service from the Exchange Program with the University of Sussex

1991 - 1995

Studentship from the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research for my Ph.D. program

1992

Travel and course support for the Cellular and Molecular Physiology Course, Woods Hole, MA

1992

Cooper Prize of the Department of Neuroscience, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1993

Travel Grant for the MCDB/ISU Symposia Series, Ames, IA

1993

Cooper Prize of the Department of Neuroscience, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1994

Travel Grant for the Sherbrooke Symposium on Postgraduate Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

1994

Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award from the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

1995

Moderator for the “Animal myopia: Retinal signals and rhythms” session at ARVO

1995 - 1997

Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Humans Science and Frontiers Foundation

1996

Travel Grant and course support for the “Early development of Xenopus laevis” course, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

2002

Recipient of the 2002 Vision Research Grant of the Karl Kirchgessner Foundation

2002

Moderator for the “Genetics of retinal degeneration” session at ARVO

2005

Recipient of the 2005 RPB Olga Keith Weiss Scholar Award

2007

Recipient of the 2007 Hope for Vision Research Award

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