Group Members

Dr. Alexander Gottschalk
Professor & Group Leader     
phone +49-(0)69-798-42518 fax +49-(0)69-798-763-42518

Dr. Jana Liewald        
Postdoctoral Fellow
phone +49-(0)69-798-42513


Dr. Christina Schüler      
Postdoctoral Fellow
phone +49-(0)69-798-42520

Dr. Holger Dill    
Postdoctoral Fellow
phone +49-(0)69-798-42519
dill@biochem.uni-frankfurt.de

Barbara Jánosi       
PhD Student    
phone +49-(0)69-798-42519
Janosi@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Jonas Weil     
PhD Student
phone +49-(0)69-798-42713
weil@biochem.uni-frankfurt.de 

Frank Becker     
PhD Student
phone +49-(0)69-798-42519
fr.becker@em.uni-frankfurt.de

Thilo Henß     
PhD Student
phone +49-(0)69-798-42519
Henss@biochem.uni-frankfurt.de

Marcial Engel    
PhD Student
phone +49-(0)69-798-42713
marcial.engel@biochem.uni-frankfurt.de

Maximilian Bach    
PhD Student
phone +49-(0)69-798-42519
Bach@bpc.uni-frankfurt.de

Amelie Bergs   
PhD Student
phone +49-(0)69-798-42713
amelie.bergs@stud.uni-frankfurt.de

Martin Schneider   
PhD Student
phone +49-(0)69-798-42519
martinw.schneider@stud.uni-frankfurt.de

Publications 2003 – 2009

Almedom RB, Liewald J, Hernando G, Schultheis C, Rayes D, Pan J, Schedletzky T, Hutter H, Bouzat C, Gottschalk A.
An ER-resident membrane protein complex regulates nicotinic actylcholine receptor subunit composition at the synapse.
EMBO J. 2009 Sep 2;28(17):2636-49. Epub 2009 Jul 16.
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Biala Y, Liewald JF, Ben-Ami HC, Elishevitz E, Shteingauz A, Gottschalk A, Treinin M.
The Conserved RIC-3 Coiled-Coil Domain Mediates Receptor specific Interactions with Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors.
Mol Biol Cell. 2009 Mar;20(5):1419-27. Epub 2008 Dec 30.
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Liewald JF, Brauner M, Stephens GJ, Bouhours M, Schultheis C, Zhen M, Gottschalk A.
Optogenetic analysis of synaptic function.
Nat. Meth. (2008) 5: 895-902.
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Mahoney TR, Luo S, Round EK, Brauner M, Gottschalk A, Thomas JH,  Nonet ML.
Intestinal Signaling to GABAergic Neurons Regulates a Rhythmic Behavior in C. elegans.
PNAS (2008) 105: 16350-16355.
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Zhang F, Wang LP, Brauner M, Liewald JF, Kay K, Watzke N, Wood PG, Bamberg E, Nagel G, Gottschalk A, Deisseroth K.
Multimodal fast optical interrogation of neural circuitry.
Nature. 2007 Apr 5;446(7136):633-9.
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Gottschalk A.
Der lichtgesteuerte Fadenwurm: Einblicke in das Nervensystem von C. elegans
Forschung Frankfurt 1/2007.
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Eimer S, Gottschalk A, Hengartner M, Horvitz HR, Richmond J, Schafer WR,  Bessereau J-L.
Regulation of nicotinic receptor rafficking by the transmembrane Golgi protein UNC-50.
EMBO J. (2007) 26: 4313-4323.
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Gottschalk A, Schafer WR.
Visualization of integral and peripheral cell surface proteins in live Caenorhabditis elegans.
J. Neurosci. Meth. 2006 Jun 30;154(1-2):68-79. Epub 2006 Feb 8.
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Gottschalk A*, Almedom RB, Schedletzky T, Anderson SD, Yates III JR, Schafer WR.*
Identification and characterization of novel nicotinic receptor-associated proteins in Caenorhabditis elegans.        
EMBO J. (2005) advanced online publication; doi:10.1038/sj.emboj.7600741. (*shared corresponding authorship)
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Nagel G, Brauner M, Liewald J, Adeishvili N, Bamberg E, Gottschalk A.
Light-activation of Channelrhodopsin-2 in excitable cells of Caenorhabditis elegans triggers rapid behavioral responses.
Curr. Biol. 15, (2005), 2279-2284.
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McKay J, Raizen D, Gottschalk A, Schafer WR, Avery L.
eat-2 and eat-18 are Required for Nicotinic Neurotransmission in the Caenorhabditis elegans Pharynx
Genetics, 166 (2004), 161-69.
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