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Thomas Kaas

Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology Leipzig University,
Liebigstr. 27, 04103 Leipzig, Germany

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae as pdf

Education and Training

2013 - 2021 Medical School at Friedrich-Schiller-University (Jena) (research-oriented specialization) with clinical electives in Zurich (Switzerland), Sydney (Australia) and Jena (Germany)
06/2021 License to practice Medicine in Germany
07/2021 Doctoral degree (MD/Dr. med.): “Beteiligung von Somatostatin- positiven Interneuronen an Giant Depolarizing Potentials in der CA1-Region des neonatalen Hippocampus von Mäusen in vitro.“ (Summa Cum Laude)

Scientific career

10/2016 – 07/2021 Student assistant at BioImaging Group (Prof. Dr. Knut Holthoff)at the Hans-Berger-Clinic for Neurology
since 09/2021 Research fellow at the Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology (Prof. Dr. Hallermann), Leipzig University, Germany

Scholarships and Awards

06/2013 Award by the German Physical Society for excellent results in the Physics high school diploma
04/2016 – 06/2021 Fellowship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
10/2016 – 9/2017 Research scholarship by the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research in Jena
10/2017 Research Scholarship MLP Medical Excellence Program for neuroscience
05/2019 Paper of the Month award by the German Physiological Society


  • Tom Flossmann, Thomas Kaas, Vahid Rahmati, Stefan J Kiebel, Otto W Witte, Knut Holthoff, Knut Kirmse. (2019)
    Somatostatin Interneurons Promote Synchrony in the Neonatal Hippocampus.
    Cell Rep. 26(12): 3173-3182.