Hans-Rudolf Lüscher Hans-Rudolf Lüscher

Emeritus Professor

Curriculum vitae

Education and professional experience

1968 - 1974Medical studies, University of Zürich/Switzerland
1970 - 1974MD/PhD student at the Department of Physiology, University of Zürich, Prof. Dr. G.M. Yasargil
1975MD thesis, University of Zürich (equivalent to a PhD)
1974 - 1977Research Associate, Department of Physiology, University of Zürich
1977 - 1980Research Associate, Departement of Physiology and Biophysics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, Prof. Dr. E. Henneman
1980 - 1986Assistant Professor (Oberassistent), Department of Physiology, University of Zürich, Prof. K. Akert. "Venia legendi" in Physiology
since 1986Professor and Chairman, Department of Physiology, University of Berne
1992 - 1995President of the Swiss Physiological Society
1993 - 1995Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Berne
1996 - 1997Visiting Professor, John Curtin School of Medical Research, Division of Neuroscience, Australian National University, Canberra
1999Dean of the Medical Faculty, University of Berne (ad interim)
since 2001Council member of the Swiss Society for Neuroscience
since 2001Member of the Science Council of the SNF
2005 - 2007Vice - Dean of the Medical Faculty (preclinical education), University of Berne

Teaching experience

since 1986teaching Physiology (mainly Neurophysiology) to medical students (lectures and laboratory courses)
1986 - 1987designed and implemented a new physiology laboratory course
1992 - 1998designed and implemented (in collaboration with colleagues from Anatomy, Biochemistry and Physics) a problem based curriculum for medical students
since 1997teaching in PBL curriculum as tutor, lecturer and lab course supervisor
since 1986Examiner for medical students


1972Prize for excellency in medical studies, University of Zürich
1975First prize for an outstanding M.D. thesis, University of Zürich
1984Robert Bing-Prize 1984, Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences
1993"Teacher of the Year" by the student's association
2002Member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences

Member of the following associations

1976 - todaySwiss Physiological Society
1980 - todaySociety for Neuroscience (USA)
1985 - todayIBRO International Brain Research Organization
1986 - todayEuropean Neuroscience Association
1991 - todayGerman Physiological Society
1995 - todaySwiss Society for Neuroscience