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Lara Barteczko

About me:

I developed an interest in the field of neuroscience already during my studies of Molecular Medicine. After my master studies, I joined the lab of Valery Grinevich for my PhD to deepen my knowledge of neuroanatomy and focus on Oxytocin research. In my PhD project I study the role of Oxytocin in the medial entorhinal cortex-hippocampus domain and its potential influence on socio-spatial behaviors. Additionally, for the last two years I was responsible for the AAV production for our group and collaborators worldwide.

Lara holds a M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Molecular Medicine from the University of Ulm. She is currently about to finish her PhD in our group.


Cell Culture Virus design
Immunohistochemistry Animal behavior

Selected publications

  • Jérôme Wahis, Angel Baudon, Ferdinand Althammer, Damien Kerspern, Stéphanie Goyon, Daisuke Hagiwara, Arthur Lefevre, Lara Barteczko, Benjamin Boury-Jamot, Benjamin Bellanger, Marios Abatis, Miriam Da Silva Gouveia, Diego Benusiglio, Marina Eliava, Andrei Rozov, Ivan Weinsanto, Hanna Sophie Knobloch-Bollmann, Matthew K. Kirchner, Ranjan K. Roy, Hong Wang, Marie Pertin, Perrine Inquimbert, Claudia Pitzer, Jan Siemens, Yannick Goumon, Benjamin Boutrel, Christophe Maurice Lamy, Isabelle Decosterd, Jean-Yves Chatton, Nathalie Rouach, W. Scott Young, Javier E. Stern, Pierrick Poisbeau, Ron Stoop, Pascal Darbon, Valery Grinevich & Alexandre Charlet Astrocytes mediate the effect of oxytocin in the central amygdala on neuronal activity and affective states in rodents, Wahis et al. Nat Neurosci. 2021 Apr;24(4):529-541. 
  • Hanna Bayer, Kerstin Lang, Eva Buck, Julia Higelin , Lara Barteczko, Noemi Pasquarelli, Jasmin Sprissler, Tanja Lucas, ALS-causing mutations differentially affect PGC-1 expression and function in the brain vs. peripheral tissues, Bayer et al. Neurobiol Dis. 2017 Jan;97(Pt A):36-45. 

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