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Prof. Federico Calegari


Research interests

All neurons in the brain are generated by neural stem cells (NSC). Neurogenesis mostly occurs during embryonic development and, in certain brain areas, also throughout life. Our goal is to understand the mechanisms controlling the expansion of NSC and their switch to neurogenesis. This is important to understand how the brain forms during development and how does it work throughout life. Not least, controlling neurogenesis can provide us with the means to use NSC to rescue brain deficits associated to aging or disease. Continue reading if you want to know the hidden secrets of our work…




PhD Laboratory of Dr. Patrizia Rosa, CNR-Center of Cellular Pharmacology, Milan, Italy


B.Sc. and master Università Statale di Milano, Milan, Italy. Course in Biology

Positions held

since 2014  

TUD Professor for Proliferation of Mammalian Neural Stem Cells, Center for Regenerative Therapies (CRTD) and Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), TU Dresden, Germany

2007– 2014

Group leader DFG-Center and Cluster of Excellence for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Germany

2004– 2006

Staff scientist, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden, Germany

2001– 2004

Post-doctoral fellow Laboratory of Prof. Wieland Huttner, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden



Methods and compositions for the expansion of somatic stem cells and progenitor cells. EP10160288.6 Artegiani, Grinenko, Waskow and Calegari


Method of interfering with gene expression in mammalian postimplantation embryos G2447US/CA/AU/EP 1305303GTM Calegari, Haubensak, Buchholz and Huttner

Identification Numbers

Scopus author ID 6602353014
Researcher ID A-2422-2009

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