Mechanisms of Memory in Neocortical Circuits


  • Since 2014 Professor, Institute of Physiology, University Medical Center, University of Mainz
  • 2006-2014 Group Leader, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna
  • 2001-2006 Postdoctoral research with Dr. R. Malinow and Dr. A. Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


  • 1998-2001: PhD with Dr. K. Gottmann and Dr. U. Eysel, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 1998: Diploma in Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum

Most relevant publications by Simon Rumpel

Loewenstein Y, Yanover U and Rumpel S (2015). Predicting the dynamics of network connectivity in the neocortex. J Neurosci, 35, 12535-12544

Moczulska KE, Pichler P, Schutzbier M, Schleiffer A, Rumpel S* and Mechtler K* (2014). Deep and precise quantification of the mouse synaptosomal proteome reveals substantial remodeling during postnatal maturation. J Proteome Res, 13, 4310-4324 * corresponding authors

Bathellier B, Tee SP, Hrovat C and Rumpel S (2013). A multiplicative reinforcement learning model capturing learning dynamics and inter-individual variability in mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110, 19950-19955

Moczulska KE, Tinter-Thiede J, Peter M, Ushakova L, Wernle T, Bathellier B and Rumpel S (2013). Dynamics of dendritic spines in the mouse auditory cortex during memory formation and memory recall. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 110, 18315-18320

Aschauer DF, Kreuz S and Rumpel S (2013). Analysis of Transduction Efficiency, Tropism and Axonal Transport of AAV Serotypes 1, 2, 5, 6, 8 and 9 in the Mouse Brain. PLoS One. 8, e76310.

Bathellier B, Ushakova L and Rumpel S (2012). Discrete neocortical dynamics predict behavioral categorization of sounds. Neuron, 76, 435-449

Peter M, Scheuch H, Burkard TR, Tinter J, Wernle T and Rumpel S (2012). Induction of immediate early genes in the mouse auditory cortex after auditory cued fear conditioning to complex sounds. Genes Brain Behav, 11, 314-324

Loewenstein Y, Kuras A and Rumpel S (2011). Multiplicative dynamics underlies the emergence of the log-normal distribution of spine sizes in the neocortex in vivo. J Neurosci, 31, 9481-9488

Ehrlich I, Klein M, Rumpel S and Malinow R (2007). PSD-95 is required for activity-driven synapse stabilization. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 104, 4176-4181


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