Dietrich E. Lorke studied Medicine at the Universities of Bonn, Montpellier and Heidelberg, where he received his medical degree, followed by a PhD. He has worked as Lecturer at the Institute of Pathology, University of Heidelberg, and later as Junior and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Neuroanatomy, University of Hamburg. In 1999, he was appointed Professor (tenured) at the University of Hamburg and in 2006 Professor of Anatomy at the University of the United Arab Emirates, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Al Ain. In 2009, he was appointed Professor at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University (FIU), Miami, USA. He is a licensed physician (“Approbierter Arzt”) and board-certified in Anatomy (Germany). Dietrich E. Lorke’s research focuses on Developmental Neuroanatomy: he has analyzed neurogenesis in trisomic and mutant mice and has characterized developmental changes of neurotransmitters and their receptors. Recently, he has worked on the Blood-Brain-Barrier, analyzing the passage of oximes into the central nervous system. He has had eight appointments as Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has received several research and teaching awards. He was awarded a scholarship from the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" to pursue his studies and has received the “Leonardo-da-Vinci-Award for the Arts and Sciences" and the "Dr. Martini-Award" for his investigations on neurogenesis. In 2005, he was named “Teacher of the year” by Hamburg University, and in 2018, he has received the “Excellence in teaching Award” of Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, FIU. Dietrich E. Lorke has authored over 90 peer-reviewed research papers, over 60 oral and poster presentations and 10 book chapters. Dietrich E. Lorke is member of the American Association of Anatomists (AAA), American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA), Anatomical Society (Anatomische Gesellschaft) and the Society for Neuroscience.