Eichele, Gregor, Prof. Dr.


  • 1976 - 1980 Ph.D. protein crystallography (J. N. Jansonius, Biocenter, University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • 1981 - 1984 Postdoctoral training in Developmental Biology (B. M. Alberts, University of California, San Francisco)
  • 1985 - 1989 Assistant Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 1989 - 1990 Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • 1991 - 1992 Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
  • 1992 - 1998 Professor of Biochemistry and Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA
  • 1998 - 2006 Director at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Endocrinology, Dept. of Molecular Embryology, Hanover, Germany
  • 2006 Director at the Max Planck Institute of Biophysical Chemistry, Dept. Genes and Behavior, Goettingen, Germany



Major Research Interests

Dynamic interplay between gene expression, brain development and architecture and behaviour.


Homepage Department/Research Group

https://www.mpibpc.mpg.de/de/eichele



Selected Recent Publications


  • Martinez Hernandez A, Urbanke H, Gillman AL, Lee J, Ryazanov S, Agbemenyah HY, Benito E, Jain G, Kaurani L, Grigorian G, Leonov A, Rezaei-Ghaleh N, Wilken P, Arce FT, Wagner J, Fuhrmann M, Caruana M, Camilleri A, Vassallo N, Zweckstetter M, Benz R, Giese A, Schneider A, Korte M, Lal R, Griesinger C, Eichele G, Fischer A (2018) The diphenylpyrazole compound anle138b blocks Aβ channels and rescues disease phenotypes in a mouse model for amyloid pathology. EMBO Mol Med 1:32-47

  • Faubel R, Westendorf C, Bodenschatz E, Eichele G (2016) Cilia-based flow network in the brain ventricles. Science. 2016 Jul 8;353(6295):176-8

  • Hammerschmidt K, Whelan G, Eichele G, Fischer J (2015) Mice lacking the cerebral cortex develop normal song: insights into the foundations of vocal learning. Sci Rep.; (5):8808

  • Shcherbatyy V, Carson J, Yaylaoglu M, Jäckle K, Grabbe F, Brockmeyer M, Yavuz H, Eichele G (2015) A Digital Atlas of Ion Channel Expression Patterns in the Two-Week-Old Rat Brain. Neuroinformatics. 2015; (1):111-25

  • Husse J, Leliavski A, Tsang AH, Oster H, Eichele G (2014) The light-dark cycle controls peripheral rhythmicity in mice with a genetically ablated suprachiasmatic nucleus clock. FASEB J.; (11):4950-4960