Molecular Cell Biology | Neuroscience | Populations, Adaptations & Evolution

Lunar periodicity and inner brain photoreceptors

Kristin Teßmar-Raible
Group Leader

kristin.tessmar [AT] mfpl.ac [DOT] at
Phone: +43-1-4277-74635
Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9, 1030 Vienna | Room: 4.117

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The main interest of my lab is to investigate how solar and lunar light are sensed by the nervous system and how this light information impacts on the animals' information processing and endogenous clocks.

In particular, we aim to decipher the neuron types and molecules underlying fundamental, yet unexplored monthly oscillators (so-called circalunar clocks), using the bristle worm Platynereis dumerilii and the midge Clunio marinus




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