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Dr. rer. nat.

ScientistPeriodTitle of the research project

Dr. rer. nat. Johanna Kaindl

2017 – 2021

Advances in human stem cell-based disease models of neurodegeneration

Dr. rer. nat. Tatyana Pozner

2016 – 2021

Deciphering the mechanisms of hereditary spastic paraplegia type11 in stem cell-derived neuronal models

Dr. rer. nat. Florian Krach

2016 – 2019

TDP-43 in sporadic ALS: pathological changes of an RNA-binding protein and consequences on RNA metabolism

Dr. rer. nat. Katrin Simmnacher

2015 – 2020

Investigation of senescence and axonal transport

as cellular mechanisms in Parkinson's disease

Dr. rer. nat. Tania Rizo

2015 – 2019

Elucidation of SPG4 associated pathological mechanisms using human iPSZ derived neurons

Dr. rer. nat. Annika Sommer

2014 – 2017

Modeling Neuroinflammation in sporadic Parkinson’s disease

Dr. rer. nat. Himanshu Kumar Mishra

2011 – 2016

Modeling neurodevelopment and cortical dysfunction in SPG11-linked hereditary spastic paraplegia using human induced pluripotent stem cell

Dr. rer. nat. Steven Jonathan Havlicek

2010 – 2014


Modelling SPG4-related hereditary spastic paraplegia using human induced pluripotent stem cells

Dr. med.

ScientistPeriodTitle of the research project

Dr. med. Anna Brendler

2017 – 2021

Differential roles of T cell subsets in α-synuclein aggregation

Dr. med. Marios Razvan Brandis

2016 – 2021

Neuronal vulnerability in human stem cell-based models of Parkinson's disease

Dr. med. Svenja Stoll

2015 – 2017

Influence of the NMDA signaling pathway and of α-synuclein oligomers on adult hippocampal neurogenesis

Dr. med. Sebastian Schreglmann

2008 – 2010

Neurogenesis in the hippocampus in transgenic α-synuclein mouse models

Dr. med. Christian Hagl

2005 – 2011

Effects of the dopamine agonist pramipexole on neurogenesis in adults

PD Dr. med. Martin Regensburger

2005 – 2010

Adult-onset neurogenesis in dystonia

PD Dr. med. Franz Marxreiter

2004 – 2010

Effects of α-synuclein on adult neurogenesis in inducible models of synucleinopathies

Dr. med. Martin Geyer

2004 – 2010

Neurogenesis of the olfactory bulb in the 6-OHDA-PD model

Dr. med. Johannes Brix

2005 – 2008

Olfactory function in Parkinson's disease patients - correlation with disease stage

Masther thesis

Scientistperiod Title of the research project

Sebastian Franz Hans Loskarn

2018 – 2019

Genetic rescue of SNCA-duplication in human iPSC-derived neurons via CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing

Julia Riedlberger

2018 – 2019

Using human induced pluripotent stem cells and CRISPR/Cas9 to shed light on endoplasmic reticulum and microtubule morphology in hereditary spastic paraplegia type4

Elizaveta Gerasimova


The development of a human co-culture system of T cells and stem cell-derived midbrain organoids

Eva Kunzelmann


Human stem cell model to investigate inflammatory effects on the gut-brain-axis

Laura Krumm


Designing genome-edited cellular models for precise detection of spatacsin

Lena Mautner


Effects of senescent astrocytes on human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived midbrain dopaminergic neurons in Parkinson's disease

Jonas Lanfer


Characterization of the human microglial response in Parkinson's disease using induced pluripotent stem cell models

Tom Börstler


Phenotypic characterization of neural precursor cells derived from ARID1B and SOX11 gene edited human embryonic stem cells

Florian Krach


Diving into ALS-associated TDP-43 pathology: the role of USP13 and a dysfunctional RNA splicing network

Naime Denguir


Electrophysiological characterization of human neural cells from patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia 4

Vanessa Veber


Axonal transport in synucleinopathies

Stefanie Brey


Effects of α-synuclein oligomers on membrane function of neurons