Gaia Tavosanis
Prof. Dr. Gaia Tavosanis
  • Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen e. V. (DZNE)
  • Life & Medical Sciences Institute (LIMES)
  • neuronal dynamics
  • development
  • learning and memory
  • Drosophila
Neurons are capable of undergoing dynamic remodeling. During development their capacity of dynamic structural changes supports the construction of functional neuronal circuits. In the course of adult life, neurons retain the capability to undergo active structural changes. These support plasticity, including learning and the formation of lasting memories, and also counteract circuit destabilization and degeneration. Utilizing the classic genetic model organism Drosophila, we study the cellular mechanisms that support neuronal dynamics during development and during the animal’s adult life.
Ausgewählte Publikationen

Stuerner T, Tatarnikova A, Mueller J, Schaffran B, Cuntz H, Zhang Y, Nemethova M, Bogdan S, Small V and Tavosanis G (2019) Transient localization of the Arp2/3 complex initiates neuronal dendrite branching in vivo. Development 146(7):dev171397

Ziegler AB, Thiele C, Tenedini F, Richard M, Leyendecker P, Hoermann A, Soba P, Tavosanis G (2017) Cell-Autonomous Control of Neuronal Dendrite Expansion via the Fatty Acid Synthesis Regulator SREBP. Cell Rep. 2017 Dec 19; 21:3346-3353.

Marchetti G and Tavosanis G (2017) Steroid Hormone Ecdysone Signaling Specifies Mushroom Body Neuron Sequential Fate via Chinmo. Current Biology 27:3017-3024.e4

Sugie A, Hakeda-Suzuki S, Suzuki E, Silies M, Shimozono M, Möhl C, Suzuki T, Tavosanis G (2015) Molecular Remodeling of the Presynaptic Active Zone of Drosophila Photoreceptors via Activity-Dependent Feedback. Neuron 86:711-725

Gaia Tavosanis
Prof. Dr. Gaia Tavosanis
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