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Wolfgang Enard

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Enard

GSN associate faculty, regular member MCN


Chair of Anthropology and Human Genomics


LMU BioCenter
Dept. Bio. II
Anthropology & Human Genetics
Großhaderner Str. 2
D-82152 Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74 339
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74 331


Further Information

Research focus: Functional genomics of primates, evolution of human brain size, evolution of speech and language; Methodology: Mouse models, RNA-Seq, computational biology, statistics

Key words: Evolution, genomics, primates

Current GSN Students: Aleksandar Janjic

Selected publications:

Chen, et al. (2016). Foxp2 controls synaptic wiring of corticostriatal circuits and vocal communication by opposing Mef2c. Nature neuroscience 19, 1513-1522.

Enard, W. (2016). The Molecular Basis of Human Brain Evolution. Curr Biol 26, R1109-R1117 Schreiweis, C., et al. (2014). Humanized Foxp2 accelerates learning by enhancing transitions from declarative to procedural performance. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA.

Enard W et al. (2009) A humanized version of Foxp2 affects cortico-basal ganglia circuits in mice. Cell 137, 961-971.

Enard W et al. (2002) Molecular evolution of FOXP2, a gene involved in speech and language. Nature 418: 869-872.

Enard W et al. (2002) Intra- and interspecific variation in primate gene expression patterns. Science 296: 340-343.