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Dr. Stefanie Klampfl



My main research interest is focused on the effects of stress on maternal care, maternal aggression, and anxiety during lactation in rats. I try to assign the specific effects to selected brain regions involved in mediating maternal behavior and stress-related responses by means of behavioral and molecular techniques.



2015 to date

Postdoctoral fellow in the group of PD Dr. Oliver Bosch at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

2011 - 2015
PhD student in neurobiology in the group of PD Dr. Oliver Bosch (laboratory of Prof. Neumann) at the University of Regensburg, Germany.

2009 - 2011
M.Sc. in Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences (ECN) at the University of Regensburg (Master thesis: “The role of corticotropin-releasing factor on maternal behavior and anxiety in lactating rats”)

2006 – 2009
B.Sc. in Biology at the University of Regensburg (Bachelor thesis: “The oxytocin and arginine-vasopressin system in the brain of pregnant and lactating rats: activation after confrontation with a virgin intruder”)
born June 23rd 1986 in Vilshofen, Germany




Bayerl DS, Klampfl SM, Bosch OJ, 2014. Central V1b receptor antagonism in lactating rats: Impairment of maternal care but not of maternal aggression. J Neuroendocrinol. Online.
Klampfl SM, Brunton PJ, Bayerl DS, Bosch OJ 2014. Hypo-activation of CRF receptors, predominantly type 2, in the medial-posterior BNST is vital for adequate maternal behavior in lactating rats. J Neurosci 34(29):9665-76.


Kohl C, Riccio O, Grosse J, Zanoletti O, Fournier C, Klampfl SM, Schmidt MV, Sandi C 2013.
The interplay of conditional NCAM-knockout and chronic unpredictable stress leads to increased aggression in mice.

Klampfl SM, Neumann ID, Bosch OJ, 2013. Reduced brain CRF receptor activation is required for adequate maternal care and maternal aggression in lactating rats. Eur J Neurosci. 2013 Sep;38(5):2742-50.


Caughey, S.D., Klampfl, S.M., Bishop, V.R., Pfoertsch, J., Neumann, I.D., Bosch, O.J., Meddle, S.L., 2011. Changes in the intensity of maternal aggression and central oxytocin and vasopressin v1a receptors across the peripartum period in the rat. J. Neuroendocrinol. 23, 1113-1124.


Bosch, O.J., Klampfl, S., Caughey, S.D., Kaczmarek, V., Neumann, I.D., Meddle, S.L., 2010. Hypothalamic and limbic vasopressin and oxytocin release facilitates maternal aggression in the lactating rat. Program No. 693.4/HHH16. 2010 Neuroscience Meeting Planner. San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.

  1. Fakultäten
  2. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin

Dr. Stefanie Klampfl