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Gebäude Biozentrum 1, Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch-Weg 15, 55128 Mainz
My main PhD thesis studies the effects of chronic stress on the epigenetic mechanisms altered in the brain during the stress-response.
This project is part of the CRC1193 Resilience (http://crc1193.de/) in which multiple research groups focus on the molecular, psychological,behavioral and neurobiological aspects of resilience and stress-related mental dysfunction.
My main collaborators are Monika Chongtham (AG Winters) which is in charge of the behavioral and experimental design of chronic stress defeat paradigm in mice, and Kanak Mungikar (AG Gerber) as the main bioinformatician to analyze the transcriptomes and genome-wide chromatin accessibility and DNA methlylation changes that occur in response to chronic stress.