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Dr. phil. Mareike Albert


Research interests

The neocortex is considered to be the seat of higher cognitive functions in humans. During its evolution, most notably in humans, the neocortex has undergone considerable expansion, which is reflected by an increase in the number of neurons. Neocortical neurons are generated during development by neural stem and progenitor cells. Epigenetic mechanisms play a pivotal role in orchestrating the behavior of stem cells during development. We are interested in the mechanisms that regulate gene expression in neural stem cells, which have implications for our understanding of neocortex development and evolution, neural stem cell regulation and neurodevelopmental diseases.

External positions

PostDoc, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics

1 Jul 201331 Dec 2018

PostDoc, Biotech Research and Innovation Centre

1 Dec 200831 Dec 2012

PhD student, Friedrich Miescher Institute

1 May 200431 Aug 2008

Intern, Curtin University

1 Jul 200230 Jun 2003

Identification Numbers

ORCID Orcid 0000-0001-9855-9344
Scopus author ID 26532449500

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