Epigenetic mechanisms controlling learning and memory, anxiety and stress coping

Beat Lutz

Positions held

  • 2010: Head of Institute of Physiological Chemistry, University Medical Center Mainz
  • 2008-2014: Spokesperson of the DFG Research Unit FOR926
  • 2004-2008: W3 Professor for Physiological Chemistry at the University of Mainz, Medical Faculty
  • 1997-2004: Independent Group Leader of the Max Planck Society at the Institute of Psychiatry, Munich

Education

  • 2002: Habilitation and venia legendi, Faculty of Biology (Zoology), LMU Munich
  • 1995-1997: Postdocwith Prof. G. Schütz, DKFZ Heidelberg
  • 1990-1995: Postdoc with Prof. G. Eichele, Harvard University Boston and Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
  • 1989-1990: Postdoc with Prof. M. Lezzi, Insitute of Cell Biology, ETH Zurich
  • 1985-1989: PhD with Prof. M. Lezzi and H. Eppenberger, Insitute of Cell Biology, ETH Zurich
  • 1985: Diploma in Natural Science, ETH Zurich

Most relevant publications by Beat Lutz

Marsicano G, Wotjak CW, Azad SC, Bisogno T, Rammes G, Song T, Hofmann C, Zieglgänsberger W, Di Marzo V and Lutz B (2002). The endogenous cannabinoid system controls extinction of aversive memories. Nature, 418, 530-535

Marsicano G, Goodenough S, Monory K, Hermann H, Eder M, Cannich A, Azad SC, Grazia Cascio M, Ortega Gutiérrez S, van der Stelt M, Luz López-Rodriguez M, Casanova E, Schütz G, Zieglgänsberger W, Di Marzo V, Behl C and Lutz B (2003). CB1 cannabinoid receptors mediate on-demand defense against excitotoxicity. Science, 302, 84-88

Massa F, Marsicano G, Hermann H, Cannich A, Monory K, Cravatt BF, Ferri G-L, Sibaev A, Storr M and Lutz B (2004). The endogenous cannabinoid system protects against colonic inflammation. J Clin Invest, 113, 1202-1209

Monory K, Massa F, Egertova M, Eder M, Blaudzun H, Westenbroek R, Kelsch W, Jacob W, Marsch R, Ekker M, Long J, Rubenstein JL, Goebbels S, Nave KA, During M, Klugmann M, Wolfel B, Dodt HU, Zieglgänsberger W, Wotjak CT, Mackie K, Elphick MR, Marsicano G and Lutz B (2006). The endocannabinoid system controls key epileptogenic circuits in the hippocampus. Neuron, 51, 455-466

Albayram O, Alferink J, Pitsch J, Piyanova A, Neitzert K, Poppensieker K, Mauer D, Michel K, Legler A, Becker A, Monory K, Lutz B, Zimmer A and Bilkei-Gorzo A (2011). Role of CB1 cannabinoid receptors on GABAergic neurons in brain aging. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 108, 11256-11261

 

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