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Biographical Sketch: Stefan Maas, Ph.D.

Stefan Maas
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Stefan Maas, Ph.D., is is the acting chief of the Developmental and Cellular Processes Branch in the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology, where he manages research grants in the areas of cell death, autophagy and homeostasis. In addition, he directs the NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program and oversees SBIR/STTR small business grants and postdoctoral fellowships in genetics and developmental biology. Prior to joining NIGMS, Maas was an associate professor of RNA biology with tenure at Lehigh University. He earned a B.S. in biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin and a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular neurobiology from the University of Heidelberg. Maas conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

To contact Maas, send email to or call 301-594-0943. 

If you’re a reporter wishing to interview Maas, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.

This page last reviewed on August 28, 2017