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Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institut für Anatomie
Lehrstuhl für Humananatomie und Embryologie
Curriculum Vitae



Habilitation (Dr. med. habil., Doctor of Medical Sciences)


Doctor of Medicine (Dr. med.)

Foreign Medical Graduate Examination in Medical Sciences


Licence to Practice Medicine

1979 - 1986

Medicine and Medical Sciences, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg

Professional Experience

2004 -

Full Professor and Chairman, Institute of Human Anatomy, Universitiy of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

1999 - 2004

Associate Professor and Head of Section Molecular Anatomy and Embryologie, Departement of Anatomy, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany


Visiting Scientist (Heisenberg Fellow) at the Departement of Ophthalmology, Duke Univerity Medical Center, Durham,              North Carolina                                                                              (Chairman: David L. Epstein, M.D.)

1995 - 1998

Visiting Scientist (Heisenberg Fellow) at the Laboratory of  Molecular and Developmental Biology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland                    (Chief: Joram Piatigorsky, Ph.D)

1994 - 1999

Heisenberg Fellowship, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany

1993 - 1995

Assistant Professor (Privatdozent) for Anatomy and Embryology at the Departement of Anatomy, Friedrich -Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

1987 - 1993

Research Fellow at the Departement of Anatomy,                  Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany   (Chairperson: Prof. Dr. Elke Lütjen-Drecoll)

1986 - 1987

Research Associate at the Departement of Anatomy,           Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany (Chairman: Prof. Dr. Johannes W. Rohen)

Science Recognition

2013 -2015 Dean Faculty Biology and Preclinical Medicine, University of Regensburg
2013 Program Chair ISER Sarasota Meeting "Molecular Mechanisms of Glaucoma"
2012 - 2015

Vice President Europe International Society for Eye Research

Permanent Member Study Section (Fachkollegiat) of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft,                "Basic Science in Biology and Medicine")


Member Guidelines Committee European Glaucoma Society

Program Chair Biennial Meeting International Society of Eye Research, Berlin

Local Co-Organizer XV. International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration, Bad Gögging, Germany

Since 2011

Member Editorial Board "Molecular Vision"

Dean Students' Affairs Preclinical Medicine University of  Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Scintific Advisory Board, Regensburg, International Graduate School in Life Sciences (Chair)

2010 - 2014 Board of Governors Anatomische Gesellschaft
2010 - 2011

President Anatomische Gesellschaft

Since 2010

Fellow of the Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (FARVO)

2008 - 2015 Coordinator Research Unit 1075 of the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bonn, Germany)   "Regulation and Pathology of Homeostatic Processes for Visual Function"
2006 - 2008 Member Council International Society Eye Research            (Councilor Europe)
Since 2005

Member Editorial Board "Journal of Glaucoma"

Since 2002

Invited Active Member "Glaucoma Research Society"

Since 2001

Member Editorial Board "Experimental Eye Research",               Section Editor "Aqueous Humor and Outflow Pathways"

Member Editorial Board "Current Eye Research",

Since 1997

Member Scientific Advisory Committee of the Glaucoma Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA



Pfizer Glaucoma Award of the World Glaucoma Association

2001 and


Ruth Salta Junior Investigator Achievment Award of the National Glaucoma Research Programm, American Health Assistance Foundation, Rockville, Maryland, USA

2000 Finalist MSD-2000 "Millenium"-Award

Walther Kalkhof-Rose-Award of the Academy of Science and Literature, Mainz, Germany

Glaucoma Award of the German Ophthalmological Society


Ria Freifrau von Fritsch-Award, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlagen-Nürnberg, Germany


Travel Award, International Society of Eye Research


Oscar-Karl Forster Scholarship

1979 - 1986

State of Bavaria Scholarship

  1. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
  2. Faculty Research

Prof. Dr. med. Ernst T. Tamm