Astrocytes emerge as important modulators of the hippocampal neurogenic niche. In contrast to the prevailing assumption that astrocytes are postmitotic in the non-injured adult brain, astrocytes in the adult dentate gyrus proliferate, and their proliferation capacity can be boosted by stimuli such as voluntary exercise. In my PhD thesis, I will investigate dynamics of niche astrocytes under different conditions and decipher astrogliogenesis in the murine hippocampus.
Since 2018 PhD student, Institute of Biochemistry, FAU Erlangen
2014 – 2017 Molecular Medicine (Master of Science), FAU Erlangen
2010 – 2014 Molecular Biology (Bachelor of Science), University of Mainz