Dr. Robert Naumann

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology


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Research Areas

Brain Evolution

Hippocampus and Entorhinal Cortex Circuits

Cortical Structure and Plasticity


2003 – 2008                      Diploma in Biology, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany

2009 – 2013                      Ph.D. in Neurobiology, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany


Work Experience

2013 – 2017                      Postdoc, Max-Planck-Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2017 – present                  Group leader, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Teaching Experience

Introduction to Neurobiology, Sensory Systems, and Neural Circuits for Neuroscience Master/PhD Students


(1) Estrus-Cycle Regulation of Cortical Inhibition, Current Biology, 2019
(2) Evolution of pallium, hippocampus, and cortical cell types revealed by single-cell transcriptomics in reptiles, Science, 2018
(3) Structural and Functional Modularity of the Medial Entorhinal Cortex, Journal of Neurophysiology, 2018
(4) Complementary Modular Microcircuits of the Rat Medial Entorhinal Cortex, Frontiers in Sytems Neuroscience, 2017
(5) Conserved Size and Geometry of Pyramidal Patches in Layer 2 of Medial/Caudal Entorhinal Cortex, Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2016
(6) The reptilian brain, Current biology, 2015
(7) Grid-like arrangement and theta-modulation of a pyramidal cell microcircuit in layer 2 of medial entorhinal cortex, Science, 2014