Professor of Neuroscience (CV)
Learning and Memory
The main goal of our laboratory is to bring to bear
molecular biological approaches on the identification and study
of genes contributing to synaptic plasticity in the mammalian brain.
Analysis of their expression and regulation indicates a broad role
for these genes in neuronal plasticity, including learning and memory,
epilepsy, and mental diseases. Several of the genes recently identified
in our laboratory code for proteins that can directly modify the
function of neurons and consequently represent promising targets
for therapeutic intervention. Our research moves from the identification
of activity regulated genes to the analysis of long term potentiation
in the brain and wants to assess which consequences they convey
on the behavior of animals and their capability to learn and store
Interview mit Prof. Kuhl - "Erinnern heisst vergessen"