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Harner Lab - Mitochondria in the CNS

Cell Biology and Anatomy III

harnerResearch Topics

  • Mitochondrial biogenesis in cells of the CNS
  • Role of mitochondria in neuronal maturation
  • Mitochondrial architecture in neurodegeneration

Dr. Max Harner

phone: +49 (0)89 - 2180 71885
max.harner@bmc.med.lmu.de

Photo: B. Nitz

We aim at analyzing the various functions of mitochondria that are important for the different cells of the central nervous system (CNS). Since mitochondrial function is intimately linked to their architecture, we are particularly interested in the role of structural elements of mitochondria in neurons. We employ a combination of biochemical, cell biological and genetical techniques in combination with state-of-the-art microscopy in different model systems to understand how mitochondria contribute to neuronal maturation and why altered mitochondrial architecture results in neurodegeneration.

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ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5513-1046

Scientific vita

YearFunctionInstitute
since 2021 Group leader Dept. Cell Biology, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich
2020-2021 Postdoctoral researcher Dept. Cell Biology, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich
2017-2020 Postdoctoral researcher Dept. Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich
2016-2017 Postdoctoral researcher Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College, NH, USA
2015-2016 Postdoctoral researcher Dept. Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich
2012-2015 Postdoctoral researcher Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried
2012 PhD in Biology LMU Munich, Advisor: Walter Neupert