Institute for Molecular and Cellular Cognition

  Dietmar Kuhl
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 memories.

Interview mit Prof. Kuhl - "Erinnern heisst vergessen"


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