Advanced Professional Positions
- 2008 – 2010 Department Chair, Institute of Physiology, Saarland University, Homburg
- 2008 – present Co-Founder, Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine, Saarland University, Homburg
- 2007 – present Univ.-Professor (W3), Saarland University, Homburg
- 1997 – 2006 Associate und Full Professor, Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
- 1993 – 1997 Assistant Professor, Section of Neurobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
Professional Experience and Postdoctoral Training
- 1990 – 1992 Postdoctoral Scientist, TU Munich, Advisor: H. Hatt
- 1986 – 1990 Predoctoral Scientist, TU Munich, Advisor: H. Hatt
- 1984 – 1986 Scientist, Schering AG, Berlin
- 1992 Habilitation (Physiology), TU Munich, Mentor: J. Dudel
- 1990 PhD thesis (Zoology), TU Munich, Mentor: H. Hatt
- 1984 Diploma Thesis (Biologie), FU Berlin, Mentor: R. Menzel
- 1980 Biomedical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.), FH Hamburg
Honours, Awards, Scholarships and Other Qualifications
- 2002 Takasago Award for Research in Olfaction, Association for Chemoreception Sciences, USA
- 1999 Bressler Fund Research Award, University of Maryland School Medicine
Professional Activities, Memberships
- 2011 – present Executive Editor, Chemical Senses (Oxford University Press)
- 2009 – present Member of SPP 1392 “Integrative Analysis of Olfaction” and Member of Steering Committee
- 2007 – present Member of Graduate School GK 1326 “Calcium Signaling and Cellular Nanodomains”
- 2007 – 2011 Member of CRC 530, Homburg
- Weiss J, Pyrski M, Jacobi E, Bufe B, Willnecker V, Schick B, Zizzari P, Gossage SJ, Greer CA, Leinders-Zufall T, Woods CG, Wood JN, Zufall F. Loss-of-function mutations in sodium channel Nav1.7 cause anosmia. Nature 472:186-190, 2011.
- Brennan PA, Zufall F. Pheromonal communication in vertebrates. Nature 444:308-315, 2006.
- Leinders-Zufall T, Brennan P, Widmayer P, Chandramani S. P, Maul-Pavicic A, Jäger M, Li XH, Breer H, Zufall F, Boehm T. MHC class I peptides as chemosensory signals in the vomeronasal organ. Science 306:1033-1037, 2004.
- Del Punta K, Leinders-Zufall T, Rodriguez I, Jukam D, Wysocki CJ, Ogawa S, Zufall F, Mombaerts P. Deficient pheromone responses in mice lacking a cluster of vomeronasal receptor genes. Nature 419:70-74, 2002.
- Leinders-Zufall T, Lane AP, Puche AC, Ma W, Novotny M, Shipley MT, Zufall F. Ultrasensitive pheromone detection by mammalian vomeronasal neurons. Nature 405:792-796, 2000.