David P. Wolfer is associate professor at both, the Institute of Anatomy (UZH) and the Institute of Human Movement Sciences and Sport of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ) since 2005.
The biological basis of cognitive function in the normal and diseased brain is the topic of his research. He mainly uses mice as animal models and develops new, more efficient and ethologically relevant approaches to analyze their cognitive performance.
David P. Wolfer studied medicine at the University of Zurich. He received his MD in 1988 and moved on for his postdoctoral research to the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, University of Rochester, NY, USA. David P. Wolfer then returned to the University of Zurich, where he headed an independent research group at the Institute of Anatomy from 1992 to 2005. In 1998, he obtained the venia legendi in anatomy.