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Anja Horn-Bochtler

Prof. Dr. Anja Horn-Bochtler

GSN associate faculty


Senior scientist "Oculomotor research group"


LMU Munich
Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Pettenkoferstr. 11
D-80336 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-72667
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-72602


Further Information

Research focus: Neuroanatomy of the oculomotor system in primates including human, comparative neuroanatomy in mammals, innervation and histochemistry of extraocular muscles and changes in pathology

Key words: Neuroanatomy of oculomotor system in primates, clinico-anatomical studies of cases with eye movement/vestibular disorders; comparative neuroanatomy in vertebrates, innervation and histochemistry of extraocular muscles and changes in pathology

GSN students

  • Current: Ümit Suat Mayadali

Selected publications:

May PJ, Warren S, Bohlen M, Barnerssoi M, Horn AKE (2016) A central mesencephalic reticular formation projection to the Edinger-Westphal nuclei. Brain Struct Funct. 221(8):4073-4089

Adamczyk C, Strupp M, Jahn K, Horn AKE (2015) Calretinin as a marker for premotor neurons involved in upgaze in human brainstem. Front. Neuroanat. 9:153

Zeeh C, Mustari M, Hess B, Horn AKE (2015). Transmitter inputs to different motoneuron subgroups in the oculomotor and trochlear nucleus in monkey. Front. Neuroanat. 9:95

Tang X, Büttner-Ennever JA, Mustari MJ, Horn AKE (2015). Internal organization of medial rectus and inferior rectus muscle neurons in the C-group of the oculomotor nucleus in monkey. J. Comp. Neuro. 523:1809-1823

Eggers SDZ*, Horn AKE*, Roeber S, Härtig W, Nair G, Reich DS, Leigh RJ*. (2015) Saccadic palsy following cardiac surgery: Possible role of perineuronal nets. *contributed equally PlosOne 10(7): e0132075

Büttner-Ennever JA, Horn AKE (2014) Olszewski and Baxter's Cytoarchitecture of the Human Brainstem. Karger, 3rd, revised and extended edition; XII + 290 p., 604 fig., 1 tab., hard cover ISBN: 978-3-318-02367-1

Che-Ngwa E, Zeeh C, Messoudi A, Büttner-Ennever JA, Horn AKE (2014) Delineation of motoneuron subgroups supplying individual eye muscles in the human oculomotor nucleus. Front. Neuroanat. 521:3154-3166

Zeeh C, Hess BJ, Horn AKE (2013). Calretinin inputs are confined to motoneurons of upgaze. J. Comp. Neurol. 521:3154-3166

Lienbacher K, Horn AKE (2012) Palisade endings and proprioception in extraocular muscles: a comparison with skeletal muscles. Biol. Kybern. 106: 643-655.

Lienbacher K, Mustari M, Ying H, Büttner-Ennever JA, Horn AKE (2011) Do the palisade endings in extraocular muscles arise from neurons in the motonuclei? Invest. Ophthal. Vis. Sci. 52:2510-2519.

Kozicz T, Bittencourt J, May P, Anton R, Gamlin P, Palkovits M, Horn AKE, Toledo C, Ryabinin A (2011) The Edinger-Westphal nucleus: a historical, structural and functional perspective on a dichotomous terminology. J. Comp. Neurol. 519: 1413-1434.