Start Forschung Abteilungen / AGs / Institute Neuropeptidforschung in der Psychiatrie Live, Love, Oxytocin! Our Team Marina Eliava

Marina Eliava

About me:

The population of Oxytocin synthesizing neurons in the rodent brain is relatively small and direct innervation of distant structures is quite sparse. Nevertheless, an experimental release of OT in the distant structures usually results in the robust facilitation of various components of social behavioral. My scientific curiosity is related to the question about how OT-sensitive local microcircuits in various brain structures (like ventral hippocampus, dorso-medial prefrontal cortex, entorhinal cortex) are arranged. What neuron types/classes are they made of and whether they bear common neuroanatomical features?


Immunohistochemistry Stereotactic neurosurgery
Correlative light and electron microscopy Neural tract tracing techniques

Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit (ZI) -