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Dietrich Büsselberg

Dietrich Büsselberg (PhD)


Adjunct Professor
College of Health and Life Sciences

  • Office locationC170 at WCM-Q

Biography

Dr. Dietrich Büsselberg joined HBKU and Weill Cornell Medicine - Q (WCM-Q) in January 2010. Prior to coming to WCM-Q, he served as Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at Texas Tech University, Health Science Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Büsselberg holds a State Exam for Teaching from the University of Hannover, Germany (1981) a BS and MS from University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany (1987) and a PhD from the University of Hohenheim (Germany), Institute of Zoology in collaboration with the University of Albany (U.S.), School of Public Health (1989). In 1995 he received a habilitation and venia legendi for Physiology from the Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf Medical School.

Following his formal education, he served as substitute for the Chair of Physiology at the University of Essen, Institute of Physiology; as Assistant Professor (Priv.-Doz.) at the University of Göttingen, Institute of Physiology; and as Associate Professor (Apl. Professor) at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of Physiology.

 


Research Interests

My research covers (neuro-) physiology with a special interest in (neuro-) physiology/(neuro-) pharmacology and cell signaling, using molecular and electrophysiological approaches as well as cellular imaging techniques.
Current projects include the intra-cellular calcium signalling as a target to overcome anti-cancer drug resistance.

Experience

Teaching contract to substitute for the Chair of Physiology

University of Essen, Institute of Physiology, Germany

1996 – 1997
  • Assistant Professor (Priv.-Doz.)

    University of Göttingen, Institute of Physiology, Germany

    1997 – 2000
  • Apl. Professor

    University of Duisburg-Essen, Institute of Physiology, Germany

    2001 - 2008
  • Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience

    Texas Tech University, Health Science Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, El Paso, TX 79905, USA

    2008 - 2009
  • Professor of Physiology and Biophysics

    Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar, Doha, Qatar

    2010 - Present

Education

State exam for teaching: Biology, German, Political Science

University Hannover, Hannover, Germany

1978 - 1981
  • Bachelor´s and Master´s Degree in Biology (Diplom)

    University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

    1981 - 1986
  • PhD (Dr. rer. nat)

    University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, Institute of Zoology and School of Public Health, Albany, USA

    1986 - 1989
  • Post-doc training resulting in "Habilitation" and "Venia legendi" for Physiology

    University of Mainz and Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf, Medical School, Germany; Institute of Physiology

    1989 - 1995

Selected Publications