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Heidrun Potschka

Prof. Dr. Heidrun Potschka

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


Professor & Veterinary Specialist, Pharmacology and Toxicology
Research Group Leader


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Chair of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy
Königinstr. 16
D-80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-2663
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-16556


Further Information

Research focus: Pharmacotherapy of epilepsies with special focus on mechanisms of pharmacoresistance, pathophysiology of epilepsy

Key words: Cellular neurobiology, clinical neuroscience

GSN students

Selected publications:

Potschka H. (2012) Role of CNS efflux drug transporters in antiepileptic drug delivery: Overcoming CNS efflux drug transport. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 64(10): 943-52.

Seeger N, Zellinger C, Rode A, Roloff F, Bicker G, Russmann V, Fischborn S, Wendt H and Potschka H. (2011) The erythropoietin-derived peptide mimetic pHBSP affects cellular and cognitive consequences in a rat post-status epilepticus model. Epilepsia 52(12): 2333-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1528-1167.2011.03302.x.

Potschka H (2010) Targeting regulation of ABC efflux transporters in brain diseases: a novel therapeutic approach. Pharmacol Ther 125:118–127.

Pekcec A, Mühlenhoff M, Gerardy-Schahn R and Potschka H. (2007) Impact of the PSA-NCAM system on pathophysiology in a chronic rodent model of temporal love epilepsy. Neurobiol Dis 27:54–66.

Löscher W and Potschka H. (2005) Drug resistance in brain diseases: role of drug efflux transporters. Nat Rev Neurosci 6:591–602.