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Magdalena Götz

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz

Regular member MCN, Board member MCN, GSN Scientific Board member, GSN core faculty


Head of LMU Department of Physiological Genomics
Helmholz Center Munich, Institute Stem Cell Research


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department of Physiological Genomics
BioMedical Center - BMC
Großhaderner Str. 9
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-75255
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-75216


Further Information

Research focus: Neural stem cells, mechanisms of adult neurogenesis, patterning, neuronal regeneration after injury, cellular and molecular biology or glial cell types, reaction of glial cells to injury

Key words: Developmental neurobiology, neurogenetics

GSN students

Selected publications:

Heimann G., Canhos L.L., Frik J., Jäger G., Lepko T., Ninkovic J., Götz M. and Sirko S. (2017) Changes in the Proliferative Program Limit Astrocyte Homeostasis in the Aged Post-Traumatic Murine Cerebral Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 1-16

Falk S., Bugeon S., Ninkovic J., Pilz G.-A., Postiglione M.-P., Cremer H., Knoblich J.A. and Götz M. (2017) Time-Specific Effects of Spindle Positioning on Embryonic Progenitor Pool Composition and Adult Neural Stem Cell Seeding. Neuron 93, 777-791. Highlighted by Vanderhaeghen P., Neuron doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.02.015 and Recommended by Faculty of 1000

Gascón S., Ortega F. and Götz M. (2017) Transient Creb-mediated transcription is Key in direct neuronal reprogramming. Neurogenesis doi/full/10.1080/23262133.2017.1285383.

Supplie L., Düking T., Campbell G., Diaz F., Moraes C., Götz M., Hamprecht B., Mahad D., Boretius S., and Nave K.-A. (2017) Respiration-deficient astrocytes survive as glycolytic cells in vivo. Journal of Neuroscience 37, 4231-4242.

Garcia-Caceres C., Carmelo Q., Varela L, Gao Y., Gruber T., Legutko B., Jastroch M., Johansson P., Ninkovic J., Yi C-X., Le Thuc O., Szigeti-Buck K., Cai W., Meyer C.W., Pfluger P.T., Fernandez A.M., Luquet S., Woods S.C., Torres-Alemán I., Kahn C.R., Götz M., Horvath T.L. and Tschöp M.H. (2016) Astrocytic insulin signaling couples brain glucose uptake with nutrient availability. Cell 166, 867-80. IF: 32.242

Martínez M.A.M., Romero C.D.J., Fernández V., Cárdenas A., Götz M. and Borrell V. (2016) A restricted period for formation of Outer Subventricular Zone defined by Cdh1 and Trnp1 levels. Nature Communications 7, 1-15.IF:10.742

Calzolari F., Michel J., Baumgart E., Theis F., Götz M.* and Ninkovic J.* Fast clonal expansion and limited neural stem cell self-renewal in the adult subependymal zone. (2015). Nature Neuroscience, doi:10.1038/nn.3963.

Viganò F., Möbius W., Götz M. and Dimou L. (2013) Transplantation reveals regional differences in oligodendrocyte differentiation in the adult brain. Nature Neuroscience 16, 1370-1372.

Cappello S., Böhringer C.R.J., Bergami M., Conzelmann K.-K., Ghanem A., Tomassy G.S., Arlotta P., Mainardi M., Allegra M., Caleo M., van Hengel J., Brakebusch C., and Götz M. (2012) A radial glia specific role of RhoA in double-cortex formation. Neuron 73, 911-924.