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Pilz Lab - Structural and functional plasticity in the hippocampus

Cell Biology and Anatomy III

pilzResearch Topics

  • Cellular principles of adult neurogenesis
  • In vivo imaging of neural network activity in the hippocampus during behavior
  • Impact of age-related diseases on hippocampal network


Dr. Gregor Pilz

phone: +49 (0)89 - 2180 71643


Photo: Jan Greune

Within the mammalian hippocampus new neurons are generated life-long from neural stem cells. These neurons integrate into the pre-existing network and impact certain forms of learning and memory. In our lab we pursue the question of how adult-born neurons sucessfully integrate and what role they execute on hippocampal network function both in young animals and in models of age-related diseases. To this end we employ a combination of different methods including chronic in vivo imaging (2P/miniscope) during animal behavior.


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Scientific vita

since 2021 Emmy Noether Group Leader Dept. Cell Biology and Anatomy, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich
2013-2021 Postdoctoral researcher Sebastian Jessberger Lab, Institute for Brain Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 PhD in Biology LMU Munich and HelmholtzZentrum Munich, Institute for Stem Cell Research, Advisor: Magdalena Götz