Dan Ehninger is a Senior Research Group Leader at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn. His group is interested in the biology of aging and the pathogenesis of age-related brain disorders. He studied medicine at Charité University Medicine/Berlin, Harvard Medical School/Boston and University College London. From 2001 to 2004, he carried out his graduate work in the laboratory of Gerd Kempermann at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin, where he worked on the behavioral regulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis and adult cell formation in the neocortex. His postdoctoral work (2004 to 2009) with Alcino J. Silva at University of California – Los Angeles focused on molecular and cellular mechanisms of cognitive impairments in mouse models of neuropsychiatric disorders. In 2010, Dan Ehninger joined the faculty of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). He gained Habilitation in Neuroscience at the Medical Faculty of the University of Bonn in 2016 and was promoted to a tenured Senior Research Group Leader position at the DZNE in 2017.