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Gerard Martens full professor

Research interests include neurobiology/neuroendocrinology, and cell and developmental biology, with a specific focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the functioning of neuronal and neuroendocrine cells.

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Gerard Martens full professor

Research interests include neurobiology/neuroendocrinology, and cell and developmental biology, with a specific focus on the molecular mechanisms underlying the functioning of neuronal and neuroendocrine cells. Major current projects include functional studies (on proteins involved in cargo transport and acidification of the secretory pathway, and in neuronal development - axon outgrowth, synaptic plasticity - and neurodegeneration) and also concern the epigenetic basis of psychiatric disorders (changes in DNA methylation patterns). For the functional studies, stable Xenopus transgenesis with intermediate pituitary and retinal ganglion cell-specific transgene expression is used.

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Molecular Animal Physiology

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes. read more