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Prof. Dr. Dietmar Schmitz

The Schmitzlab, Neuroscience Research Center, Charité

Research Focus

  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity
  • Mechanisms and function of short-term and long-term plasticity at the hippocampal mossy fiber synapse
  • Modulation and development of synaptic transmission, plasticity and neuronal networks
  • Homeostatic plasticity, hyperexcitability, epilepsy
  • 'Synaptopathy' in neurological-psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease,mental retardation, autism

Selected PhD Projects

  • Benjamin Rost: Downstream Targets of GABAB-Receptor Mediated Presynaptic Inhibition