The evolution of the animal central nervous system
Developmental Biology Unit
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|