Arbeitsgruppenleiterin

Prof. Dr. med. vet. Franziska Richter Assencio
Institut für Pharmakologie, Toxikologie und Pharmazie
Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule
Bünteweg 17
30559 Hannover
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Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter:innen

Dr. Malte Feja

Neurobiologist with expertise in animal models of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders including Parkinson’s disease, epilepsies, addiction, and impulse control disorders.

Earned his doctorate at the University of Bremen and joined Prof. Richter’s group in 2020. Previous postdoctoral associations at FU Berlin, SUNY Buffalo, NY, USA, and TiHo Hannover (Gernert group) addressed pharmacological approaches to treat pharmacoresistent epilepsies and modulate the endocannabinoid influence on reward- and drug-seeking, chemogenetic tools to unravel the implication of mesolimbic GABA projections in motivation and addiction, and telemetric monitoring of neurophysiological parameters, e.g., thermoregulation.

Goal is further disentangle the physiology and pathophysiology of basal ganglia circuits in order to explore new therapeutic drugs for neurological diseases including epilepsies and Parkinson’s disease.

Current projects:

  • Effects of brain penetrating drugs on neuronal dysfunction in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease
  • Targeted drug microinfusion into the subthalamic nucleus as a therapeutic strategy for epilepsy

Methods:

  • Animal models for Parkinson’s disease, seizures and epilepsy
  • Behavioral pharmacology
  • Intracerebral pharmacological interventions
  • Behavioral phenotyping of mice and rats
  • Immunohistochemical analysis

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Dr. Birthe Gericke

Biologin

Methoden:

Zellkultur
Molekularbiologie
Proteinbiochemie
Immunfärbung und Fluoreszenzmikroskopie

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Christopher Käufer, Ph.D.

Tierarzt

Projekte:

  • Neuroinfektiologie: Mechanismen Virus-induzierter Anfälle und Epilepsien

Methoden:

  • Verhaltenscharakterisierung bei Ratten und Mäusen
  • Epilepsiemodelle
  • Infektionsmodelle
  • In vivo Pharmakologie
  • Immunhistologische Charakterisierung des ZNS

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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

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Doktorand:innen und Ph.D.-Student:innen

  • Leonie Baldauf, Tierärztin
  • Anna-Sophia Hartke, Biologin

Master Student:innen

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Weitere Mitarbeiter:innen

  • Ivo Denden
  • Martina Gramer, CTA
  • Edith Kaczmarek, Biologielaborantin
  • Silas Staats, Feinmechaniker
  • Jessica Wenzl, BTA