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Ulrike Gaul

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Gaul

GSN former faculty


Alexander-von-Humboldt Professor


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Gene Center and
Department of Biochemistry
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 25, House A
D-81377 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-71000
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-71105


Further Information

Research focus: Function of glial cells in nervous system development and homeostasis: molecular mechanisms of glial phagocytosis and blood-brain barrier regulation, the role of glia in neurodegeneration and behavior, molecular systems biology, transcription, chromatin regulation at promoters and enhancers.

Current GSN students: Liliana Pedro

Key words: Function of glia in development and homeostasis; (secreted) Alzheimer model

Selected publications:

Kremer MC, Jenett A, Nern A, Jung C, Gaul U and Rubin GM. The glia of the adult Drosophila nervous system (in preparation).

Iovino N, Pane A and Gaul U. (2009) miR-184 has multiple roles in Drosophila female germline development. Dev Cell 17: 123-133.

Kurant E, Axelrod S, Leaman D and Gaul U. (2008) Six-microns-under acts upstream of Draper in the glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons. Cell 133: 498-509.

Segal E, Raveh-Sadka T, Schroeder M, Unnerstall U and Gaul U. (2008) Predicting expression patterns from regulatory sequence in Drosophila segmentation. Nature 451: 535-540.

Schwabe T, Bainton RJ, Fetter RD, Heberlein U and Gaul U. (2005) GPCR signaling is required for blood-brain barrier formation in Drosophila. Cell 123: 133-144.