Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Chowdhury, Kamal, Dr.

Group leader: Molecular Developmental Neurobiology, Department of Molecular Cell Biology, MPI for Biophysical Chemistry Goettingen, Germany


  • 1978 Dr. rer. nat. (Biology) University of Heidelberg
  • 1979-1982 Postdoc (Laboratory of M.Martin, NIH, Bethesda, MD., USA)
  • 1982-1987 Lecturer and Staff Scientist, University of Heidelberg, Centre for Molecular Biology (ZMBH), Laboratory of Prof. Gruss
  • 1987-2001 Permanent staff scientist, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Laboratory of Prof. Gruss
  • 2002- present Group leader, Molecular Developmental Neurobiology, Laboratory of Prof. Gruss



Major Research Interests

Molecular genetical mechanisms of organ development with special emphasis to brain arealizaton and lamination in the mouse. Roles of Emx2 gene and micro RNAs in mouse development.

Homepage Department/Research Group

http://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/groups/gruss/



Selected Recent Publications


  • Ucar A, Vafaizadeh V, Jarry H, Fiedler J, Klemmt PA, Thum T, Groner B, Chowdhury K. (2010) miR-212 and miR-132 are required for epithelial stromal interactions necessary for mouse mammary gland development. Nat. Genet. 42(12):1101-8

  • Vrontou S, Petrou P, Meyer BI, Galanopoulos VK, Imai K, Yanagi M, Chowdhury K, Scambler PJ, Chalepakis G (2003) Fras1 deficiency results in cryptophthalmos, renal agenesis and blebbed phenotype in mice. Nat Genet. 2003 Jun;34(2):209-14.PMID: 12766770

  • Mühlfriedel S, Kirsch F, Gruss P, Stoykova A, Chowdhury K (2005) A roof plate-dependent enhancer controls the expression of Homeodomain only protein in the developing cerebral cortex. Dev Biol. 2005 Jul 15;283(2):522-34.PMID: 15967424

  • Chang YS, Stoykova A, Chowdhury K, Gruss P (2007) Graded expression of Zfp462 in the embryonic mouse cerebral cortex. Gene Expr Patterns. 2007 Feb;7(4):405-12. Epub 2006 Dec 2.PMID: 17207666

  • Fimia GM, Stoykova A, Romagnoli A, Giunta L, Di Bartolomeo S, Nardacci R, Corazzari M, Fuoco C, Ucar A, Schwartz P, Gruss P, Piacentini M, Chowdhury K, Cecconi F (2007) Ambra1 regulates autophagy and development of the nervous system. Nature. 2007 Jun 28;447(7148):1121-5. Epub 2007 Jun 24.PMID: 17589504

  • Mühlfriedel S, Kirsch F, Gruss P, Chowdhury K, Stoykova A (2007) Novel genes differentially expressed in cortical regions during late neurogenesis. Eur J Neurosci. 2007 Jul;26(1):33-50.PMID: 17614941