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Ursula Koch

Prof. Dr. Ursula Koch

GSN former faculty


Research Group Leader Neurophysiology


Free University Berlin
Dept. of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Institute of Biology
AG Koch - Neurophysiology
Takustr. 6
D-14195 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 / 838 56976


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Research focus: Development of neural circuits in the auditory brainstem, the hyperpolarization-activated current (Ih): function, development and regulation, development of inhibitory, glycinergic inputs in the auditory brainstem, function of metabotropic GABAB receptors in the auditory system

Key words: Cellular neurobiology, systems neurobiology, developmental neurobiology

Graduated GSN students: Dr. Benjamin Haßfurth

Selected publications:

Walcher J,Hassfurth B, Grothe B and Koch U. (2011) Comparative posthearing development of inhibitory inputs to the lateral superior olive in gerbils and mice. J Neurophysiol 106(3): 1443-1453.

Hassfurth B, Grothe B. and Koch U. (2010) The mammalian ITD detection circuit is differentially controlled by GABAB receptors during development. J. Neurosci. 30(29): 9715-27.

Magnusson AK, Park TJ, Pecka M, Grothe B and Koch U. (2008) Retrograde GABA signaling adjusts sound localization by balancing excitation and inhibition in the brainstem. Neuron 59: 125-137.

ParkTJ, Brand A, Koch U and Grothe B. (2008) Dynamic changes in level influence spatial coding in the lateral superior olive. Hear. Res. 238: 58-67.

Werthat F, Alexandrova O, Grothe B and Koch U. (2008) Experience dependent refinement of the inhibitory axons projecting to the medial superior olive. Dev. Neurobiology 68: 1454-62.