Prof. Rosemarie Grantyn
Synaptic Dysfunction Group
Exzellenzcluster Neurocure
Abt. Exp. Neurologie
Charité – Universitätsmedizin
Robert-Koch-Platz 4
10115 Berlin


Plasticity of synaptic inhibition
Synaptic reorganization in neurodegenerative disease
Developmental disorders of synaptic function
Regulation of transmitter release by astrocytic activity
Neurotrophinergic control of synapse formation and function

1968 Graduation from the Pavlov Medical School in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, Russia. Licence for Medical Practice in Germany
1969 Dr. med. at the Leipzig University with the thesis 'The role of the brain stem reticular formation in the habituation to visual stimulation'
1973 Facharzt für Physiologie (postgraduate qualification for medical physiology)
1980 Dr. sc. med. at the Leipzig University with the thesis 'Oculomotor neurons and their connectivity. A study on motor coordination'
1989 Dr. med. habil. and Privatdozent at the Munich Technical University
1968 Research associate at the Carl Ludwig Institute for Physiology, Leipzig University (Dir. H. Drischel)
1980 Head of the Neurophysiology Lab, Carl Ludwig Institute for Physiology, Leipzig University. Studies on motor coordination and neuron circuitry in the superior colliculus and lower brain stem
1985 Research associate at the Department of Neurophysiology, Max Planck Institute for Psychiatry, Munich (Dir. Prof. H. D. Lux)
1990 Head of a BMBF-funded Max Planck Research Group, same institute. Studies on neuron differentiation and synapse formation in visual structures
1994 Professor at the Institute for Physiology, Medical School (Charité) of the Humboldt University Berlin (Dir. Prof. U. Heinemann). Head of the Sensory and Developmental Physiology Labs
2010 Senior professorship at the Cluster of Excellence Neurocure, Charité

Society for Neuroscience, Deutsche Physiologengesellschaft, Deutsche Neurowissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Virtuelles Institut für Bildwissenschaft
Editorial activities/Refereeing
H. Kettenmann and R. Grantyn (Eds.) Practical Electrophysiological Methods, Wiley, New York
Referee for J Neurosci, J Neurophysiol, Neurosci, J Physiol, Eur J Neurosci, J Comp Neurol, & more
Referee for the German Research Council, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, International Human Frontiers Science Program, Swiss National Science Foundation, Israel Science Foundation & more

Former and current postdocs and PhD students
Trinh-huu Hang, Andreas Reichenbach, Rita Ludwig, Juan Ribas, Misha Perouansky, Kajetan Kraszewski, Elke Günther, Harald Standhardt, Elena Korenbaum, Igor Melnik, Nina Pronchouk, Birgit Roerig, Holger Taschenberger, Robert Bähring, Nicole Wagner, René Jüttner, Jan Walter, Sonja Schmidt, Jan Akyeli, Jochen Meier, Sergei Kirischuk, Christian Henneberger, Bhumika Singh, Knut Kirmse, Anton Dvorzhak

Current group members
A. Dvorzhak, Postdoc
H. Planert, Postdoc
A. Wójtowicz, Postdoc
S. Paul, TA 
A. Santaella, TA
D. Fradera, MA

Current collaborations
Prof. Donald S. Faber
Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York

Current funding
German Reserach Council (Gr986/10-1), CHDI Foundation, Hertie foundation, Neurocure, Charité grants

Medical Neurosciences master program: Block B coordinator