Harald Sontheimer


Office phone: 540-526-2229

Office location: R3019

Email address: sontheimer@vtc.vt.edu

Harald Sontheimer, Ph.D.

Professor and Commonwealth Eminent Scholar in Cancer Research, Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC

Director, Center for Glial Biology in Health, Disease, and Cancer

I. D. Wilson Chair in the College of Science

Professor, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine

Education and Training

  • University of Heidelberg: PhD , Cell Biology and Biophysics

Previous Positions

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
    Professor, Department of Neurobiology
    Director, Center for Glial Biology in Medicine
    Director, Civitan International Research Center
    Director, Cellular and Molecular Biology Graduate Program
  • Yale University, School of Medicine
    Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurobiology

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, 2011
  • Dean's Award for Excellence in Mentorship, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2010
  • McNulty Civitan Scientist Award, 2004
  • Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Member, European Society for Neuroscience