Research Topics

  • Maternal nutrition and neural circuit development
  • Synaptogenesis
  • Axonal guidance
  • Brain development
  • Neurodegeneration

Selected Publications

Falck, J., Bruns, C., Garner, C.C. and Ackermann, F. The multi-domain protein Piccolo is a versatile scaffolding protein with pleiotropic functions in the brain. Journal of Neurobiology and Physiology; 3(1):2-6 (2021).

Ecker, A, Romani, A, Sáray, S., Káli, S., Migliore, M., Falck, J., Lange, S., Mercer, A., Thomson, A. M., Muller, E., Reimann, M. & Ramaswamy, S. Data-driven integration of hippocampal CA1 synaptic physiology in silico. Hippocampus; 1-19 (2020).

Falck J., Bruns, C., Hoffmann-Conaway, S., Straub, I., Plautz, E. J., Orlando, M., Munawar, H., Rivalan, M., Winter, Y., Izsvák, Z., Schmitz. D., Hamra, F. K., Hallermann, S., Garner, C.C. and Ackermann, F. Loss of Piccolo function in rats induces cerebellar network dysfunction and Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia type 3-like phenotypes. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(14); 2943-2959 (2020).

Biró A. A., Brémaud, A., Falck, J. and Ruiz, A. A-type K+ channels impede supralinear summation of clustered glutamatergic inputs in layer 3 neocortical pyramidal neurons. Neuropharmacology, 15(14); 86-99 (2018).

Migliore, R., Lupascu, C.A., Bologna, L.L., Romani, A., Courcol, J.D., Antonel, S., Van Geit, W., Thomson, A. M., Mercer, A., Lange, S., Falck, J., Rössert, C., Shi, Y., Hagens, O., Pezzoli, M., Freund, T., Kali, S., Muller, E., Schürmann, F., Markram, H. & Migliore, M. The physiological variability of channels’ density in hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells and interneurons explored using a unified data-driven modeling workflow. PLOS Computational Biology, 14(9); e1006423 (2018).

Botcher, N, Falck, J., Thomson, A. and Mercer, A. Distribution of interneurons in the CA2 region of the rat hippocampus. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy, 8; 104 1-16 (2014).