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Martha Merrow


Ph.D. in Immunology, Tufts University Medical School, USA

Current Position

Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Psychology, Medical Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

Publications (last 3 years)

  1. Teder-Laving, M., Azevedo, R. V., Hayward, C., van Mill, J., Vogelzangs, N., Green, E. W., Melville, S. A., Lichtner, P., Wichmann, H. E., Oostra, B. A., Janssens, A. C., Campbell, H., Wilson, J. F., Hicks, A. A., Pramstaller, P. P., Dogas, Z., Rudan, I., Merrow, M., Penninx, B., Kyriacou, C. P., Metspalu, A., van Duijn, C. M., Meitinger, T. and Roenneberg, T. (2013). A K(ATP) channel gene effect on sleep duration: from genome-wide association studies to function in Drosophila. Mol Psychiatry 18(1): 122-132.
  2. Olmedo, M., O'Neill, J. S., Edgar, R. S., Valekunja, U. K., Reddy, A. B. and Merrow, M. (2012). Circadian regulation of olfaction and an evolutionarily conserved, nontranscriptional marker in Caenorhabditis elegans. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 109(50): 20479-20484.
  3. Roenneberg, T., Allebrandt, K. V., Merrow, M. and Vetter, C. (2012). Social jetlag and obesity. Curr Biol 22(10): 939-943.
  4. Edgar, R. S., Green, E. W., Zhao, Y., van Ooijen, G., Olmedo, M., Qin, X., Xu, Y., Pan, M., Valekunja, U. K., Feeney, K. A., Maywood, E. S., Hastings, M. H., Baliga, N. S., Merrow, M., Millar, A. J., Johnson, C. H., Kyriacou, C. P., O'Neill, J. S. and Reddy, A. B. (2012). Peroxiredoxins are conserved markers of circadian rhythms. Nature 485(7399): 459-464.
  5. Ripperger, J. A. and Merrow, M. (2011). Perfect timing: epigenetic regulation of the circadian clock. FEBS Lett 585(10): 1406-1411.
  6. Merrow, M. (2010). Journal club. A chronobiologist makes sense of circadian dysfunction in illness. Nature 467(7312): 135.
  7. Roenneberg, T., Remi, J. and Merrow, M. (2010). Modeling a circadian surface. J Biol Rhythms 25(5): 340-349.
  8. Roenneberg, T., Hut, R., Daan, S. and Merrow, M. (2010). Entrainment concepts revisited. J Biol Rhythms 25(5): 329-339.
  9. Remi, J., Merrow, M. and Roenneberg, T. (2010). A circadian surface of entrainment: varying T, tau, and photoperiod in Neurospora crassa. J Biol Rhythms 25(5): 318-328.
  10. Allebrandt, K. V., Teder-Laving, M., Akyol, M., Pichler, I., Muller-Myhsok, B., Pramstaller, P., Merrow, M., Meitinger, T., Metspalu, A. and Roenneberg, T. (2010). CLOCK gene variants associate with sleep duration in two independent populations. Biol Psychiatry 67(11): 1040-1047.
  11. Froehlich, A. C., Chen, C. H., Belden, W. J., Madeti, C., Roenneberg, T., Merrow, M., Loros, J. J. and Dunlap, J. C. (2010). Genetic and molecular characterization of a cryptochrome from the filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa. Eukaryot Cell 9(5): 738-750.
  12. Eelderink-Chen, Z., Mazzotta, G., Sturre, M., Bosman, J., Roenneberg, T. and Merrow, M. (2010). A circadian clock in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107(5): 2043-2047
Protocols by Martha Merrow
  1. In situ Chemotaxis Assay in Caenorhabditis elegans (for the Study of Circadian Rhythms)