At A Glance
Name: Oliver Hobert
Position: Assistant professor, Columbia University
Background: Postdoc, Harvard Medical School — 1996-1999; PhD, signal transduction, Max-Planck Institute — 1995; Msc, biochemistry, University of Bayreuth — 1992
While the role of microRNAs in the nervous system was not an area of research for Oliver Hobert when he joined the faculty of Columbia University, it has become increasingly apparent that these small RNAs play a major part in regulating biological processes.