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    Adult Neurogenesis

    Scholarpedia, 2(2):2010.

    Sebastian Jessberger

    Sebastian Jessberger Sebastian Jessberger was born in Mannheim, Germany on 5 March 1974.

    He studied Medicine in Hamburg, Germany in the laboratory of Dietmar Kuhl at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH) in Hamburg. In 2002 he started a joint residency in the laboratory of Gerd Kempermann at the Max Delbruck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) and the Department of Neurology of the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. As a postdoctoral fellow (2004-2007) in the laboratory of Fred H. Gage at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, USA, he continued to work on neural stem cell biology and neurogenesis in the adult brain. Since 2005 he has been a fellow of the MaxnetAging network of the Max Planck Society, and has been an EMBO young investigator as of 2011. In 2012, he joined the Brain Research Institute at the University of Zurich as a Professor and Co-director.

    Dr Jessberger and his group study the functional role of adult neurogenesis at a behavioral level using gene expression methods and metabolic state analyses of Neural Stem Cells (NSCs). They also aim to understand the effect of various diseases on this neurogenesis and correlate these changes at a cellular and behavioral level.

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    (originally featured on 11 September 2011 by Fariba Yousefi)

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