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Jovica Ninkovic

Prof. Dr. Jovica Ninkovic

GSN associate faculty, MCN regular member


SFB 870-Principal Investigator, Institute of Physiology - Department of Physiological Genomics, LMU Munich
Senior Scientist, Institute of Stem Cell Research, Helmholtz Zentrum München


Department for Cell Biology and Anatomy
Biomedical Center LMU Munich
LS Zellbiologie (Anatomie III)
Großhaderner Str.9
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-71633


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Research focus: Neural development, neural stem cells, cell fate, neuronal progenitor diversity, evolution of adult neurogenesis across vertebrate species

Key words: Developmental neurobiology, neurogenetics

Current GSN students: Anita Kociaj, Tamara Durovic, Alessandro Zambussi, Sven Aschenbroich, Christina Koupourtidou, Klara Tereza Novoselc, Veronika Schwarz

Graduated GSN students: Dr. Stefania Petricca, Dr. Tjasa Lepko

Selected publications:

Baumgart EV, Barbosa JS, Bally-Cuif L, Götz M and Ninkovic J. (2012) Stab wound injury of the zebrafish telencephalon: a model for comparative analysis of reactive gliosis. Glia 60(3):.343-57.

Fischer J, Beckervordersandforth R, Tripathi P, Steiner-Mezzadri A, Ninkovic J and Götz M. (2011) Prospective isolation of adult neural stem cells from the mouse subependymal zone. Nat Protoc. 6(12):.1981-9.

Asami M, Pilz GA, Ninkovic J, Godinho L, Schroeder T, Huttner WB and Götz M. (2011) The role of Pax6 in regulating the orientation and mode of cell division of progenitors in the mouse cerebral cortex. Development 138(23): 5067-78.

Beckervordersandforth-Bonk R, Tripathi P, Ninkovic J, Bayam E, Lepier A, Kirchhoff F, Hirrlinger J, Haslinger A, Lie C, Beckers J, Irmler M and Götz M. (2010) In vivo fate mapping and expression analysis of prospectively isolated adult neural stem cells from the mouse subependymal zone. Cell Stem Cell 7(6): 744-58.

Ninkovic J, Pinto L, Petricca S, Sun J, Rieger M, Schroeder T, Cvekl A, Ashery-Padan R, Favor J and Götz M. (2010) The transcription factor Pax6 regulates survival of dopaminergic olfactory bulb neurons via crystallin αA. Neuron 68(4): 682-94.