The evolution of the animal central nervous system

ArendtDetlev Arendt

Developmental Biology Unit
Meyerhofstrasse 1
69117 Heidelberg
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Research Summary

We are examining the molecular pathways of signal transduction in primary afferent neurons of the mammalian olfactory and nociceptive systems. We are concentrating on the regulation of transduction channels and the generation of excitatory receptor potentials. Of particular interest for us is how these neurons adjust their sensitivity and bring about adaptation or sensitization.

Structure of the Group

Group Leader: Detlev Arendt
Postdoctoral fellows: Peter Hantz, Florian Raible, Kristin Tessmar-Raible
PhD students: Foteini Christodoulou, Alexandru Denes, Antje Fischer, Keren Guy, Raju Tomer
Undergraduates: Benjamin Backfisch, Carmen Döring, Nicola Kegel, Katharina Willmann
Technicians: Heidi Snyman


Editor: A. Summerfield
Latest Revision: 2020-09-08
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