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Alexander Kaiser

Dr. Alexander Kaiser

GSN Teaching Coordinator, associate member MCN, GSN associate faculty


Coordination of pre- and postgraduate GSN/ENB teaching (contact, booking, advertisement); implementation of new teaching modules; joint organization of FUN program; joint organization of GSN/ENB intro and interview week; joint decision on student support


LMU Munich
Dept. Biology II
Division Neurobiology
Großhaderner Straße 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Room: B03.022

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74182
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74304

Further Information

Research focus:

1 Physiology and anatomy of the descending auditory system

2 Binaural auditory evoked potentials

3 Stress-related neuropeptides in the auditory system

4 Physiology and anatomy of the cochlea and vestibular organs in mutant rodents

5 Neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus

Key words: Systems neurobiology, molecular neurobiology, developmental neurobiology

Selected publications:

Kaiser A, Alexandrova O and Grothe B. (2011) Urocortin-expressing olivocochlear neurons exhibit tonotopic and developmental changes in the auditory brainstem and in the innervation of the cochlea. J Comp Neurol 519: 2758-2778.

Schirmer M, Kaiser A, Lessenich A, Lindemann S, Fedrowitz M, Gernert M and Löscher W. (2007) Auditory and vestibular defects and behavioral alterations after neonatal administration of streptomycin to Lewis rats: Similarities and differences to the circling (ci2/ci2) Lewis rat mutant. Brain Res 1155: 179-195.

Santoso A, Kaiser A and Winter Y. (2006) Individually dosed oral drug administration to socially-living transponder-tagged mice by a water dispenser under RFID control. J Neurosci Methods 153: 208-213.

Kaiser A, Fedrowitz M, Ebert U, Zimmermann E, Hedrich H-J, Wedekind D and Löscher W. (2001) Auditory and vestibular defects in the circling (ci2) rat mutant. Eur J Neurosci 14: 1129-1142.

Kaiser A and Manley GA. (1994) Physiology of single putative cochlear efferents in the chicken. J Neurophysiol 72: 2966-2979.

Manley GA, Brix J and Kaiser A. (1987) Developmental stability of the tonotopic organization of the chick's basilar papilla. Science 237: 655-656.