Uwe Drescher

Uwe Drescher

Professor of Molecular Neurobiology, Group leader



Biography:

Uwe Drescher was born in Germany in 1959. He graduated in Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) in 1986, where he also obtained his Doctoral Degree in 1990 with P. Gruss. He subsequently joined the University of Zurich (Switzerland) as a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of H. Möhler. In 1991, he took a group leader position at the Max-Planck-Institute for Developmental Biology (Tübingen, Germany) in the Department of Friedrich Bonhoeffer. In 2000, he took a Senior Lecturer position at the MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology, where he was appointed to a Professor for Molecular Neurobiology in 2007.

Uwe Drescher is member of the Faculty1000 for Developmental Neurobiology, committee member of the French ANR, and co-organizes the bi-annual meeting of the ‘Molecular mechanisms of brain wiring’ currently held at the IST (Vienna).

Links:

Thompson Reuters Researcher ID: C-5438-2009
KCL PURE: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/uwe.drescher.html

Selected publications:

Ingham NJ, Steel KP, Drescher U (2017) On the role of ephrinA2 in auditory function. Hear Res 350: 11-16

Marler KJ, Suetterlin P, Dopplapudi A, Rubikaite A, Adnan J, Maiorano NA, Lowe AS, Thompson ID, Pathania M, Bordey A, Fulga T, Van Vactor DL, Hindges R, Drescher U (2014) BDNF promotes axon branching of retinal ganglion cells via miRNA-132 and p250GAP. J Neurosci 34: 969-79
Suetterlin P, Drescher U (2014) Target-independent ephrina/EphA-mediated axon-axon repulsion as a novel element in retinocollicular mapping. Neuron 84: 740-52
Poopalasundaram S, Marler KJ, Drescher U (2011) EphrinA6 on chick retinal axons is a key component for p75(NTR)-dependent axon repulsion and TrkB-dependent axon branching. Mol Cell Neurosci 47: 131-6