Hülsmann, Swen, Prof. Dr.

Department of Neurophysiology

  • Dr. med., University of Münster, 1995
  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Münster, Dept. of Neurosurgery, 1995 - 1996
  • Postdoctoral fellow, University of Göttingen, Dept. of Neurophysiology, 1996 - 2001
  • Group leader (wissenschaftlicher Assistent) Neurophysiology, since 2001
  • Principle Investigator at the DFG Research Center for Molecular Physiology of the Brain (CMPB) since 2002
  • Habilitation, University of Göttingen, 2005

Major Research Interests

Most behavioral aspects of life are attributed to neurons, leaving many white spots of knowledge about the function of the different types of glial cells. Our group aims to identify and clarify the mechanisms that allow astrocytes to modulate and stabilize the most vital behavior of breathing.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Brain Struct Funct. 2014 Jul 16. [Epub ahead of print]
    Genetic ablation of VIAAT in glycinergic neurons causes a severe respiratory phenotype and perinatal death. Rahman J, Besser S, Schnell C, Eulenburg V, Hirrlinger J, Wojcik SM, Hülsmann S.
  • Schnell C, Shahmoradi A, Wichert SP, Mayerl S, Hagos Y, Heuer H, Rossner MJ, Hülsmann S (2013) The multispecific thyroid hormone transporter OATP1C1 mediates cell-specific sulforhodamine 101-labeling of hippocampal astrocytes. Brain Struct Funct. 2013 Oct 16. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Schnell C, Hagos Y, Hülsmann S (2012) Active sulforhodamine 101 uptake into hippocampal astrocytes. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49398. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049398. Epub 2012 Nov 26
  • Latal AT, Kremer T, Gomeza J, Eulenburg V, Hülsmann S (2010) Development of synaptic inhibition in glycine transporter 2 deficient mice. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2010 Aug;44(4):342-52. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2010.04.005. Epub 2010 May 4
  • Streckfuss-Bömeke K, Vlasov A, Hülsmann S, Yin D, Nayernia K, Engel W, Hasenfuss G, Guan K (2009) Generation of functional neurons and glia from multipotent adult mouse germ-line stem cells. Stem Cell Res. 2009 Mar;2(2):139-54. doi: 10.1016/j.scr.2008.09.001. Epub 2008 Oct 7
  • Härtel K, Schnell C, Hülsmann S (2009) Astrocytic calcium signals induced by neuromodulators via functional metabotropic receptors in the ventral respiratory group of neonatal mice. Glia. 2009 Jun;57(8):815-27. doi: 10.1002/glia.20808