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