Simon group

Differentiation and survival of mesencephalic dopaminergic neurons


Horst Simon

Department of Neuroanatomy
University of Heidelberg
INF 307
69120 Heidelberg

Phone:  +49-6221-548342
Fax:  +49-6221-545605

Research Summary

Degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra is the hallmark of Parkinson’s disease. We examine the molecules, which determine the properties of these cells, regulate their differentiation, ensure their survival during development, and play a role in their maintenance during adulthood.

Structure of the Group

Group Leader:  Horst Simon
PhD-Students:  Kambiz N. Alavian, Lavinia Alberi, Lavinia Bhatt, Daniel Gherbassi, Christian Scholz, Paola Sgado, Sandrine Thuret
Undergraduates:  Hima Chandra
Technicians:  Gabi Döderlein
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Latest Revision: 2012-09-11
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