Miao Sun

Neurexins regulate neurotransmission cooperating with synaptic VGCCs

Neurexins are cell adhesion molecules located at presynapse in the mammals. They play essential roles in neurotransmission and regulating synaptic strength. The function of neurexins is partially involved in the voltage-gated calcium channels, which are the critical modulators for neurotransmission and multiple signaling pathways. In my research, I use electrophysiology as the primary method; HEK cells and cultured hippocampal neurons are materials. I focus on the association between neurexins and VGCCs and how they cooperate to keep neurons working normally.

Rafael being pulled to the Badestrasse after the graduation ceremony

Rafael Krämer - first graduated PhD Student from the CRC1348 IRTG

We are happy to announce that in December 2019 Rafael Krämer from the Rumpf lab was graduated as first PhD student from the CRC1348 IRTG. Congratulations Dr. Krämer and well done!

CRC1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

CRC 1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

The CRC has staged a successful and productive annual retreat at the Landesturnschule Oberwerries with lots of mental and some physical exercise. We are due to return fully equipped with sweat pants, trainers and shower gel in 2020!