Growth and orientation of axons in the developing nervous system

Pollerberg G. Elisabeth Pollerberg

Department of Neurobiology
COS / IZN
University of Heidelberg
INF 232
69120 Heidelberg
Germany
Phone:  +49-6221-546370
Fax:  +49-6221-546375
Email:  g.e.pollerberg@urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Website:  http://www.cos.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/ge.pollerberg?l=_e

Research Summary

We are interested the cellular and molecular processes underlying the formation of axonal connections during embryonic development and regeneration of the higher vertebrate nervous system. We study the molecular interactions of elongating axons (in particular the growth cones at their tips) with their environment and the transformation of this sensing process into directed growth. We here focus on the roles of cell adhesion molecules (CAMs), microtubules / microtubule-associated proteins (MAPs) and intracellular signalling components.

Structure of the Group

Group Leader:  G. Elisabeth Pollerberg
   
Postdoctoral fellows:  Michael Köster, Martin Theiß
PhD Students:  Sulaiman Faisal, Loubna Labriny, Mariam Sahabi
Master Students:  Rolf Schmidt, Sabine Winkler, Vanessa Kratzenberg
Students:  Constanze Depp, Mario Möllmann, Birgit Hochlehnert
Technicians:  Gesine Richter, Natalja Engel, Yasmin Schweizer

 

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