Molecular and transcriptional control of neuronal morphology in health and disease

MauceripicDaniela Mauceri

Department of Neurobiology
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 364
69120 Heidelberg

Phone:  +49-6221-545470
Fax:  +49-6221-546700

Research Summary

Neurons have a specialized morphology key to their functioning. In their life, dendrites exhibit morphological plasticity following not only a genetic intrinsic program but also external cues. To properly operate, neurons must satisfy two morphological requisites: 1) maintenance of the established connections and 2) saving of a certain degree of structural plasticity which allows controlled changes according to stimuli. How neurons achieve this equilibrium between being adaptive structures while still maintaining their overall established morphology is virtually unknown. Our group focuses on the functional characterization of the molecular and cellular mechanisms governing neuronal architecture in health and disease.

Structure of the Group

Group Leader:  Daniela Mauceri
Postdoctoral fellow:  Annabelle Schlüter
PhD Student:  Christian Litke
Master Student:  Bahar Aksan
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