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Gerd Kempermann


Board examination and Medical Doctor (Dr. med.), University of Freiburg, Germany, 1993

Current position

Speaker, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) Dresden,
Professor, Genomics of Regeneration, CRTD – Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

Publications (since 2015)

  1. Leiter, O., Kempermann, G. and Walker, T. L. (2016). A Common Language: How Neuroimmunological Cross Talk Regulates Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis. Stem Cells Int 2016: 1681590.

  2. Walker, T. L., Overall, R. W., Vogler, S., Sykes, A. M., Ruhwald, S., Lasse, D., Ichwan, M., Fabel, K. and Kempermann, G. (2016). Lysophosphatidic Acid Receptor Is a Functional Marker of Adult Hippocampal Precursor Cells. Stem Cell Reports 6(4): 552-565.

  3. Ortiz-Lopez, L., Marquez-Valadez, B., Gomez-Sanchez, A., Silva-Lucero, M. D., Torres-Perez, M., Tellez-Ballesteros, R. I., Ichwan, M., Meraz-Rios, M. A., Kempermann, G. and Ramirez-Rodriguez, G. B. (2016). Green tea compound epigallo-catechin-3-gallate (EGCG) increases neuronal survival in adult hippocampal neurogenesis in vivo and in vitro. Neuroscience 322: 208-220.

  4. Kannan, S., Nicola, Z., Overall, R. W., Ichwan, M., Ramirez-Rodriguez, G., A, N. G., Patone, G., Saar, K., Hubner, N. and Kempermann, G. (2016). Systems Genetics Analysis of a Recombinant Inbred Mouse Cell Culture Panel Reveals Wnt Pathway Member Lrp6 as a Regulator of Adult Hippocampal Precursor Cell Proliferation. Stem Cells 34(3): 674-684.

  5. Kempermann, G. (2016). Adult Neurogenesis: An Evolutionary Perspective. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 8(2): a018986.

  6. Kleemeyer, M. M., Kuhn, S., Prindle, J., Bodammer, N. C., Brechtel, L., Garthe, A., Kempermann, G., Schaefer, S. and Lindenberger, U. (2016). Changes in fitness are associated with changes in hippocampal microstructure and hippocampal volume among older adults. Neuroimage 131: 155-161.

  7. Garthe, A., Roeder, I. and Kempermann, G. (2016). Mice in an enriched environment learn more flexibly because of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Hippocampus 26(2): 261-271.

  8. Torres-Perez, M., Tellez-Ballesteros, R. I., Ortiz-Lopez, L., Ichwan, M., Vega-Rivera, N. M., Castro-Garcia, M., Gomez-Sanchez, A., Kempermann, G. and Ramirez-Rodriguez, G. B. (2015). Resveratrol Enhances Neuroplastic Changes, Including Hippocampal Neurogenesis, and Memory in Balb/C Mice at Six Months of Age. PLoS One 10(12): e0145687.

  9. Kempermann, G. (2015). Astrocytes, Makers of New Neurons. Neuron 88(5): 850-851.

  10. Kempermann, G. (2015). Activity Dependency and Aging in the Regulation of Adult Neurogenesis. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 7(11).

  11. Ehret, F., Vogler, S. and Kempermann, G. (2015). A co-culture model of the hippocampal neurogenic niche reveals differential effects of astrocytes, endothelial cells and pericytes on proliferation and differentiation of adult murine precursor cells. Stem Cell Res 15(3): 514-521.

  12. Iggena, D., Klein, C., Garthe, A., Winter, Y., Kempermann, G. and Steiner, B. (2015). Only watching others making their experiences is insufficient to enhance adult neurogenesis and water maze performance in mice. Sci Rep 5: 14141.

  13. Kempermann, G., Song, H. and Gage, F. H. (2015). Neurogenesis in the Adult Hippocampus. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol 7(9): a018812.

  14. Nicola, Z., Fabel, K. and Kempermann, G. (2015). Development of the adult neurogenic niche in the hippocampus of mice. Front Neuroanat 9: 53.

Protocols by Gerd Kempermann
  1. Neurosphere Co-culture Assay