Hannah Monyer (born 1957 in Romania) studied Medicine at the University of Heidelberg and obtained her MD in 1982. 1983-1986 she worked as a resident at the Dept. of Child Psychiatry of the University of Mannheim and at the Dept. of Pediatric Neurology at the University of Lübeck. She started her scientific career as a neurobiologist with Prof. Barry Tharp and Prof. Dennis Choi at Stanford University, California. In 1989 she returned to Heidelberg for a second postdoctoral period at the ZMBH with Prof. Peter Seeburg. She habilitated in Biochemistry in 1993.