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. Stress.16(6):647-54.
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.