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Neuroanatomical studies on retinal circuitry and synaptic mechanisms
The group of Silke Haverkamp studies the structure and function of neurons and synaptic circuits within the mammalian retina - using mainly neuroanatomical methods (confocal imaging, electron microscopy) 

An ongoing project is funded by the BMBF: OPTOREMODE

Key publications
Euler T, Haverkamp S, Schubert T, Baden T (2014) Retinal bipolar cells: elementary building blocks of vision. Nat Rev Neurosci 15:507-19.

Michalakis S, Schäferhoff K, Spiwoks-Becker I, Zabouri N, Koch S, Koch F, Bonin M, Biel M, Haverkamp S (2013) Characterization of neurite outgrowth and ectopic synaptogenesis in response to photoreceptor dysfunction. Cell Mol Life Sci 70:1831-47. 

Puller C, de Sevilla Müller LP, Janssen-Bienhold U, Haverkamp S (2009) ZO-1 and the spatial organization of gap junctions and glutamate receptors in the outer plexiform layer of the mammalian retina. J Neurosci 29:6266-75.

Haverkamp S, Wässle H, Duebel J, Kuner T, Augustine GJ, Feng G, Euler T (2005) The primordial, blue-cone color system of the mouse retina. J Neurosci 25:5438-45.

Haverkamp S, Grünert U, Wässle H (2001) The synaptic architecture of AMPA receptors at the cone pedicle of the primate retina. J Neurosci 21:2488-500.

Haverkamp S, Wässle H (2000) Immunocytochemical analysis of the mouse retina. J Comp Neurol 424:1-23.




PD Dr. Silke Haverkamp
Guest Scientist