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Research group of Prof. Richter Assencio

Prof. Dr. med. vet. Franziska Richter Assencio

Dept. of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

University of Veterinary medicine

Bünteweg 17

30559 Hannover

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Postdocs and Senior Scientists

Christopher Käufer, Ph.D.

Veterinarian

 

Projects:

  • Neuroinfectiology: Mechanisms of virus encephalitis-induced seizures and epilepsy

Methods:

  • Behavioral phenotyping of rats and mice
  • Animal models for seizures and epilepsy
  • Infection models in rodents
  • In vivo pharmacology
  • Immunohistochemical charakterization of CNS

Alina Schidlitzki, Ph.D.

Projects:

  • New pharmacological strategies for epilepsy prevention and the treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsies.

Methods:

  • Animal models for seizures and epilepsy
  • In vivo pharmacology
  • Behavioral pharmacology

Miloš Stanojlovic, Ph.D.

Projects:

  • Novel therapeutic strategies for Parkinson’s disease via miRNA replacement

Methods:

  • Behavioral phenotyping of rats and mice
  • Animal models for neurodegenerative diseases
  • In vivo pharmacology
  • Immunohistochemical charakterization and unbiased stereology
  • Neuromodulation: chemogenetics and optogenetics

Friederike Twele, Ph.D.

Projects:

  • New pharmacological strategies for epilepsy prevention and the treatment of pharmacoresistant epilepsies.

Methods:

  • Animal models for seizures and epilepsy
  • In vivo pharmacology
  • Behavioral pharmacology

Norelle Wildburger, Ph.D.

Project:

Neurodegeneration and Neuroinfectiology:

How complex gut-brain interactions evolve from the molecular to the mesoscale level of the neural circuity and ultimately into disease manifestation.

 

Methods:

  • Behavioral phenotyping of mice
  • Animal models for Parkinson’s disease (PD)
  • Gut microbiome and PD
  • Top-down mass spectrometry of alpha-synuclein and other pathologically relevant proteins
  • Mass spectrometry imaging of human PD tissue and animal models of PD
  • Biomarkers for PD
  • Electrophysiology of PD animal models

Ph.D. students, Doctorate students

Anja Schulz, Veterinarian (extern, Uni-Leipzig)

Anika Lüttig, Veterinarian (extern, Uni-Leipzig)

Zifeng Xia, MSc (extern, LIN Magdeburg)

 

Technical staff

Ivo Denden

Martina Gramer

Edith Kaczmarek

Jessica Wenzl

 

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