During pre-natal brain development of the hippocampus, stem cells (green) migrate into the region, in which lifelong production of new neurons (“adult neurogenesis”) can be found. © Kempermann Lab

Kempermann Group

We study the interaction of genes and behavioral activity in the regulation of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Given that the hippocampus is critically in many memory processes critical to human life, most notably autobiographic and episodic memory but also including all kinds of declarative learning and spatial orientation, and that the hippocampus is early and prominently affected in dementias and depression, preventing, compensating or reverting loss of hippocampal function is an important target for medicine in an aging society..

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During pre-natal brain development of the hippocampus, stem cells (green) migrate into the region, in which lifelong production of new neurons (“adult neurogenesis”) can be found. © Kempermann Lab

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Prof. Dr. Gerd Kempermann