Jana Heppt


Research Interest

Temporal control of neuronal maturation in adult hippocampal neurogenesis

Precise regulation of maturation and functional integration of newborn neurons is essential for adult hippocampal neurogenesis-dependent memory formation. ß-catenin/ Wnt-signaling is one promising candidate for molecular regulation of this key developmental step. In my research I aim to analyze the expression on ß-catenin/ Wnt-signaling throughout the process of adult neurogenesis and, in detail, its functional role in maturation of adult-born neurons.

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Dentate gyrus of BATGAL reporter mouse depicting Wnt-signaling activity




2015 – present PhD student, Institute of Biochemistry, FAU Erlangen
2015 Molecular Medicine, M.Sc., FAU Erlangen


Awarded Grants and Fellowships

2014 A*STAR Singapore International Pre-Graduate Award, Adam Claridge-Chang lab, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Duke-NUS Medical School
2013  DAAD Taiwan Summer Institute Programme, Shang-Hsun Yang lab, National Cheng Kung University Tainan, Taiwan