Christine Klein is a professor of neurology and neurogenetics. She studied medicine in Hamburg, Heidelberg, Luebeck, London, and Oxford before moving to Boston from 1997 to 1999 for a fellowship in molecular neurogenetics. She completed her neurology training at Luebeck University in 2004, followed by a series of summer sabbaticals in movement disorders in Toronto, Canada in 2004 to 2015. Her research has focused on the clinical and molecular genetics of movement disorders and its functional consequences. In 2009, Dr. Klein became director of the newly founded Institute of Neurogenetics in 2013 in Luebeck, Germany.
Dr. Klein has published more than 500 scientific papers (h:96; >37,000 citations). She is deputy editor of ‘Movement Disorders’ and associate editor of ‘Annals of Neurology’ and serves as acting past president of the German Neurological Society. Ten of her former mentees have been promoted to the level of assistant, associate or full professor.