MD students

MD students

Monica Bieg

Project Title: Activation of myeloid cells in a transgenic mouse model of Huntington’s Disease

Katharina Braun

Project Title: Role of the intellectual disability and schizophrenia associated transcription factor TCF4 in adult neurogenesis of hippocampal dentate gyrus

Anna Brendler


Project Title: Distinct role of T cell subcells in alpha-synuclein aggregation

Razvan-Marius Brazdis


Project Title:The impact of α –Synuclein gene duplication on motor adaptor proteins of anterograde mitochondrial transport


Prots I, Grosch J, Brazdis RM, Simmnacher K, Veber V, Havlicek S, Hannappel C, Krach F, Krumbiegel M, Schütz O, Reis A, Wrasidlo W, Galasko DR, Groemer TW, Masliah E, Schlötzer-Schrehardt U, Xiang W, Winkler J, Winner B. α-Synuclein oligomers induce early axonal dysfunction in human iPSC-based models of synucleinopathies. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Jul 24;115(30):7813-7818. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1713129115. Epub 2018 Jul 10.

Christian Fiebig

Project Title: The Impact of ageing and neurodegeneration on mitochondrial morphology in hippocampal stem cells


Fiebig, C., Keiner, S., Ebert, B., Schaffner, I., Jagasia, R., Lie, D. C. & Beckervordersandforth, R. 2019. Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Astrocytes Impairs the Generation of Reactive Astrocytes and Enhances Neuronal Cell Death in the Cortex Upon Photothrombotic Lesion. Front Mol Neurosci, 12, 40.

Beckervordersandforth, R., Ebert, B., Schaffner, I., Moss, J., Fiebig, C., Shin, J., Moore, D. L., Ghosh, L., Trinchero, M. F., Stockburger, C., Friedland, K., Steib, K., Von Wittgenstein, J., Keiner, S., Redecker, C., Holter, S. M., Xiang, W., Wurst, W., Jagasia, R., Schinder, A. F., Ming, G. L., Toni, N., Jessberger, S., Song, H. & Lie, D. C. 2017. Role of Mitochondrial Metabolism in the Control of Early Lineage Progression and Aging Phenotypes in Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis. Neuron, 93, 560-573 e6.

Lara Hammad

Project Title: The serotonergic innervation of the hippocampus in a transgenic ASM model


Kalinichenko LS, Hammad L, Reichel M, Kohl Z, Gulbins E, Kornhuber J, Müller CP. Acid sphingomyelinase controls dopamine activity and responses to appetitive stimuli in mice.Brain Res Bull. 2019 Mar;146:310-319. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2019.01.026. Epub 2019 Feb 1.

Felicia Himmelsbach


Project Title: α-synuclein expression and its regulation in lymphocyte subsets

Julian Karpf

Project Title: Astrocyte heterogeneity in the adult murine dentate gyrus of the hippocampus

Caroline Swoboda

  • Organization: Psychiatrische und Psychotherapeutische Klinik
  • Working group: AG Kornhuber
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Project Title: Identification of biomarkers in depression