Research Fellow

Dr. Hermann Cuntz

Research Area: Neuroscience
Focus: Neural Networks

Research Group


Phone: +49 69 96769 540


Dr. Hermann Cuntz


"Morphology is key to understanding both circuits and computation in the brain."


Dr. Hermann Cuntz –born 1974 in Bielefeld– studied biology in Tübingen with an external PhD at the University of California at Berkeley and at the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology. After two post-doc stays at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and at University College London, he moved to Frankfurt am Main. In 2013, he received the Bernstein Award and established his group at the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society. He studies principles of optimality in neuronal circuits with a special focus on single neurons and small networks.



2014 – today Research Fellow

Further organisations

2014 - today Group leader ESI


  • Bernstein Award (2013)