Prof. Dr. Kristina Herfert

Functional and Metabolic Brain Imaging

Email: Kristina.Herfert( at )
Phone: +49 7071 29 87680
Fax: +49 7071 29 4451

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Functional and Metabolic Brain Imaging (Herfert Lab)

Structural disruptions and loss of synapses are a major hallmark of neurodegenerative diseases and result in network disruptions and loss of neuronal signaling. How early in the process of neurodegeneration synaptic dysfunctions appear is not yet understood. Our aim is to develop and apply protocols and methods to assess molecular changes of receptor and protein expression by PET and functional changes by BOLD-fMRI to develop early read-outs of disease progression. For this purpose, we use different rat models and genome engineering technologies to target specific genes and proteins in the brain.