David Anthony Keays , PhD BSc LLB

David Anthony Keays

Member of the Young Academy since 2015


Research Areas:

  • Medical-Theoretical Sciences, Pharmacy
  • Neurobiology



Selected Memberships:

  • Austrian Neuroscience Association
  • Australian Neuroscience Association
  • Royal Institute for Navigation

Selected Prizes:

  • ERC Starting Grant
  • START-Preis des Wissenschaftsfonds FWF
  • EMBO Young Investigator Award
  • Wellcome Trust Training Felllowship
  • Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences

Selected Publications:

  • Edelman, N. B.; Fritz, T.; Nimpf, S.; Pichler, P.; Lauwers, M. et al. [..] (2015) No evidence for intracellular magnetite in putative vertebrate magnetoreceptors identified by magnetic screening. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Bd. 112 (1), S. 262f.
  • Lauwers, Mattias; Pichler, Paul; Edelman, Nathaniel; Resch, Guenter; Ushakova, Lyubov et al. [..] (2013) An iron-rich organelle in the cuticular plate of avian hair cells. Curr. Biol., Bd. 23 (10), S. 924-9.
  • Breuss, M.; Heng, J. I.; Poirier, K.; Tian, G.; Jaglin, X. H. et al. [..] (2012) Mutations in the β-tubulin gene TUBB5 cause microcephaly. Cell Reports, Bd. 2 (6), S. 1554-1562.
  • Treiber, C. D.; Salzer, C. M.; Riegler, J.; Edelman, N.; Sugar, C. et al. [..] (2012) Clusters of iron rich cells in the upper beak of pigeons are macrophages not magnetosensitive neurons. Nature, Bd. 484 (7394), S. 367-370.
  • Keays, D. A.; Tian, G.; Poirier, K.; Huang, G.; Siebold, S. et al. [..] (2007) Mutations in α-tubulin cause defects in neuronal migration in mice and lissencephaly in humans. Cell, Bd. 128 (1), S. 45-57.