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Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Markus Wöhr


Research interests

Markus Wöhr has a broad background in animal behavior and translational research models for neuropsychiatric dysfunctions, with specific training and expertise in behavioral neuroscience of affective and neurodevelopmental disorders. His main research interests include neurobiological mechanisms underlying social behavior, acoustic communication through ultrasonic vocalizations, and socio-affective information processing in rodents. Specifically, he is studying genetic risk factors for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism, including genes encoding for transsynaptic and scaffolding proteins (e.g. Nlgn2 and Shank1), calcium signaling components (e.g. Pvalb and Cacna1c), and proteins involved in proper neurotransmitter functioning, particularly serotonin (e.g. Slc6a4 and Tph2).

Personal Information
Name: Prof. Dr. Dipl.-Psych. Markus Wöhr
Institution: KU Leuven, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences and Philipps-Universität Marburg, Faculty of Psychology
Address: Gutenbergstr. 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany