Dr. Gerd Kempermann

Dr. Gerd Kempermann


Board examUniversity of Freiburg Medicine
Dr. med.University of FreiburgBenedikt VolkForeign metabolism in astrocytes



PostdocSalk InstituteFred H. GageAdult neurogenesis
 University of RegensburgDept. Of NeurologyClinical Neurology
Junior group leaderMDC BerlinNeuronal stem cellsAdult neurogenesis, neural stem cells
ProfessorTU Dresden/DZNE Adult neurogenesis, neural stem cells, nuerobiology of individuality

About me:

I am professor of Genomics of Regeneration at TU Dresden and at the same time speaker of the Dresden site of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Disesease (DZNE). My lab is largely an in vivo lab, but we cover all aspects of adult hippocampal neurogenesis from the stem cells to behavior. More recently I have become interested in applying these insights to the questions of how individual behavior shapes the brain and leads to different levels of resilience to age-related cognitive decline and neurodegeneration.