Curriculum Vitae Dr. Dr. Ada Cavalcanti-Adam


2005 PhD, Dr. Rer. Nat. Faculty of Biology, University of Heidelberg
2001 MSc, Master of Science Biology, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
2000 Certification in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, University of Pennsylvania. D. Onthod
1995 DMD, Doctor Medical Dentistry, University of Bari (Italy)

Research Experience

10.2013- present Head of Central Scientific Facility "Biomaterials and Molecular Biology”, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems (Stuttgart, Germany)
09.2010- present Habilitand and research group leader, Dept. Biophysical Chemistry, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet (Heidelberg, Germany)
09.2008-08.2010  Associate research scientist Max Planck Institute for Metals Research (Stuttgart, Germany)
04.2005-08.2008 Post Doctoral researcher, Institute of Physical Chemistry, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet (Heidelberg, Germany)
07.2002-03.2005 PhD student in Biology, Institute of Zoology, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet (Heidelberg, Germany)
06.2001-05.2002 Research assistant, Dept. Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, USA)

Additional Professional Experience

2002-present Visiting Professor Dept. Orthodontics, University of Pennsylvania
1998-2001 Postgraduate Orthodontic Resident, University of Pennsylvania
1995-1998 General Dentistry

Fellowships and Honors

2008-present Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard Stiftung and UNESCO-L’Orèal Prize “for women in science”
2004-2006 Marie Curie European Fellowship FP-6 Mobility from European Commission
2003-2004 Frauenförderung Stipendium, faculty of Medicine, University of Heidelberg.
2001 Kress Research Award
1997 Italian National Scholarship
1996 Award “Lina Marinaccio” for biomedical disciplines
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