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Cellular metabolism in hippocampal neuronal stem cells is evolving as an important regulator of adult neurogenesis. Furthermore mitochondrial dysfunction caused by respiratory chain impairments is known as an important reason for human diseases and ageing. I am interested in the impact of mitochondrial metabolism on the hippocampal neurogenesis by studying the neural stem cell-specific knockout of the mitochondrial transcrition factor A (Tfam).

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Aberrant mitochondrial metabolism by Tfam dysfunction leads to impaired adult hippocampal neurogenesis

Biography


2014 – present       MD student, Institute of Biochemistry, FAU Erlangen
2011 – present       Medical School, FAU Erlangen

Awarded grants and fellowships


2015 – 2016            GRK2165 Fellowship program for medical students