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Jonas Schimmer

About me:

Already during my bachelor studies (7 years ago) I joined the lab of Valery Grinevich. Since then I have developed a deep interest in the question how Oxytocin orchestrates different social behaviors. Currently I want to decipher the role of Oxytocin signalling in the ventral Hippocampus upon socio-sexual behavior as my PhD project. In parallel I am working on the alteration of the oxytocin system by ethanol intoxication and the influence of oxytocin on ethanol addiction.

Jonas holds an M.Sc. in Neuroscience, a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and a B.Sc. in Applied Computer science. He currently works on his PhD in our team.


Animal behavior Stereotactic Injections
Immunohistochemistry Computational analysis

Selected publications

  • Tang Y, Benusiglio D, Lefevre A, Hilfiger L, Althammer F, Bludau A, Hagiwara D, Baudon A, Darbon P, Schimmer J, Kirchner MK, Roy RK, Wang S, Eliava M, Wagner S, Oberhuber M, Conzelmann KK, Schwarz M, Stern JE, Leng G, Neumann ID, Charlet A, Grinevich V. Social touch promotes interfemale communication via activation of parvocellular oxytocin neuronsNat Neurosci. 2020 Sep;23(9):1125-1137. doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-0674-y. Epub 2020 Jul 27. PMID: 32719563.
  • Hasan MT, Althammer F, Silva da Gouveia M, Goyon S, Eliava M, Lefevre A, Kerspern D, Schimmer J, Raftogianni A, Wahis J, Knobloch-Bollmann HS, Tang Y, Liu X, Jain A, Chavant V, Goumon Y, Weislogel JM, Hurlemann R, Herpertz SC, Pitzer C, Darbon P, Dogbevia GK, Bertocchi I, Larkum ME, Sprengel R, Bading H, Charlet A, Grinevich V. A Fear Memory Engram and Its Plasticity in the Hypothalamic Oxytocin SystemNeuron. 2019 103(1):133-146. Epub 2019 May 13.

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