Leipold Enrico

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Scientific Focus

Our group "Neuroscience in Anesthesiology" uses electrophysiological (patch clamp & multi-electrode arrays) and molecular biology methods to study ion channels and to understand how ion channel dysfunctions affect the electrical communication of excitable cells. 

Ion Channel Diseases:

Our primary interest is in the molecular function and regulation of ion channels and their involvement in human disease. In particular, we are investigating functional aterations of voltage-gated sodium channels associated with chronic pain disorders and neurological defects, such as epilepsies.

Ion channels and ROS: 

Elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) can disrupt cellular functions and promote neurodegenerative diseases. We investigate ROS-induced ion channel malfunctions and how they affect neuronal communication.

Ion channels and neurotoxins:         

We analyze the molecular mechanisms of ion channel-specific neurotoxins and evaluate their pharmacological potential.

Parkinson's Disease:

Together with the Institute of Neurogenetics at the University of Lübeck, we study the mechanisms of Parkinson's disease using iPS technology in combination with electrophysiological methods. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Academic qualification

Habilitation, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Award Date: 01.04.2018

Professorship Neuroscience in Anesthesiology , University of Luebeck

Award Date: 01.04.2018

PhD, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Award Date: 30.10.2006

Diploma in Biochemistry, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Award Date: 28.02.2003

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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