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Prof. Dr. Veronica Egger






Scientific career and academic education

2013 - Professor (W2), Neurophysiology, Institute of Zoology, Regensburg University
2011 – BMBF research group leader, Neurobiology, Department Biology II, LMU, Munich (B. Grothe)
2004 - 2011 Research Assistant, Physiologisches Institut, LMU, Munich (A. Konnerth, B. Sutor)
2000 - 2004 Postdoc, USA, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (Z. F. Mainen and K. Svoboda)
1999-2000 Postdoc, MPI for medical research (B. Sakmann)
1996 - 1999 PhD Dissertation, MPI for medical research (B. Sakmann) and Faculty for Physics and Astronomy, Heidelberg
1989 - 1996 Diploma in Physics, Technical University, Munich



Honors and grants

2018- GIF (German Israeli Foundation) grant with Jackie Schiller and Adi Mizrahi: "Mechanisms of plasticity in primary olfactory pathways"

DFG project grant EG 135/6-1:  “Imaging of olfactory network activity in a semi-intact nose brain preparation:  Generation of spontaneous theta-oscillations in the olfactory bulb”

2017- DFG project grant EG 135/5-1 with Dr. Michael Lukas: "Vasopressinergic actions in the olfactory bulb: Substrates and impact on social odor processing"

Project with Prof. Eugen Kerkhoff in DFG-GRK: "Neurobiology of Emotion Dysfunctions" (GRK 2174, speaker Prof. Inga Neumann)


BayIntAn Grant (Bayerische Forschungsallianz) for collaboration with Prof. Mathias Dutschmann, Florey Institute, Australia

2012-2015 Priority project 1392 “Integrative analysis of olfaction” : Tandem grant with Dr. Jovica Ninkovic (DFG)
2011-2018 Independent Junior Research group: “Function of a reciprocal synapse” (BMBF)
2011-2013 Member of Young CAS (Center for Advanced Studies, LMU); Mentee in LMU-excellent Mentoring Program (Prof. Kirsten Jung)
2009-2012 Priority project 1392 “Integrative analysis of olfaction” : Tandem grant with Prof. Dr. Magdalena Götz (DFG)
2009-2013 Collaborative Research Center/SFB 870 “Assembly and Function of Neuronal Circuits in Sensory Processing”, Project  (DFG)
2009-2013 Member of Munich Center for Neuroscience und Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience (MCN-, GSN-LMU)
2007- Member of Steering Committee in Priority Program 1392 “Integrative Analysis of Olfaction” (DFG)
2004-2007 Collaborative Research Center/SFB 391 “Mechanisms of fast cell activation”: Project with Prof. Dr. A. Konnerth (DFG)
2001-2003 Emmy-Noether Postdoctoral fellowship (DFG)
2001 Schloessmann-Award “Optical methods in biology” (Max-Planck-Gesellschaft)
1996-1999 Member of the graduate college ‘Molekulare und Zelluläre Grundlagen der Neurobiologie’, Ruprecht-Karls-Universtität Heidelberg (DFG), 1996-1999
1989-1995 Bayerisches Begabtenstipendium (Scholarship)


Other activities

2019- Speaker of the section "Cellular Neuroscience" of the German Neuroscientfic Society (NWG)

Organisation of an international Symposium “Neuronal Mechanisms of Odor-guided behaviour” at Regensburg University, with Prof. Dr Joachim Ruther, Regensburg, Prof. Dr. Silke Sachse, MPI for chemical Ecology Jena, Prof. Dr Ilona Grunwald-Kadow, TUM (Supported by Vielberth-Foundation and BMBF)

2016 Organisation of an international symposium at FENS Kopenhagen (Supported by DFG/SPP 1392)
2014- Co-Editor of Journal of Neurophysiology

Director of MSc program "Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences, Regensburg University

2013-2015 Coordinator of restructuring of Master programme „Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences“, Regensburg University
2013 “Inhibition in olfaction“, CAS LMU Munich, conference organized with Silke Sachse, MPI for chemical ecology Jena





Lage-Rupprecht V., Ona-Jodar T., Yeghiazaryan G., Rozsa B., Egger V. Local Reciprocal Release of GABA from Dendritic Spines of Olfactory Bulb Granule Cells Requires Local Sodium Channel Activation and Occurs on Both Fast and Slow Timescales. bioRxiv:440198. (2018) doi:10.1101/440198

Original papers

Lukas M., Suyama H., Egger V. (2019) Vasopressin cells in the rodent olfactory bulb resemble non-bursting superficial tufted cells and are primarily inhibited upon olfactory nerve stimulation. eNeuro:ENEURO.0431-0418.2019. doi:10.1523/eneuro.0431-18.2019

Go M.A.*, Mueller M.*, Castanares M.L., Egger V.*, Daria V.* A compact holographic projector module for high-resolution 3D multi-site two-photon photostimulation. PLOS ONE (2019) doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210564 (*: shared first and last authorships)

Aghvami S., Müller M., Araabi B.N., Egger V. Coincidence detection within the excitable rat olfactory bulb granule cell spines. J. Neurosci. 39, 584-595 (2019) doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1798-18.2018

Wagner L., Pannicke T., Rupprecht V., Frommherz I., Volz C., Illes P., Hirrlinger J., Jägle H., Egger V., Haydon P.G., Pfrieger F.W., Grosche A. Suppression of SNARE-dependent exocytosis in retinal glial cells and its effect on ischemia-induced neurodegeneration. GLIA (2017) doi: 10.1002/glia.23144

Ona-Jodar T., Gerkau N.J., Aghvami S.S., Rose C.R., Egger V. Two-photon Na+ imaging reports somatically-evoked action potentials in rat olfactory bulb mitral and granule cell neurites. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 11 (2017) doi: 10.3389/fncel.2017.00050

Bywalez W., Ona-Jodar T., Lukas M., Ninkovic J., Egger V. Dendritic arborization patterns of small juxtaglomerular cell subtypes within the rodent olfactory bulb. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 10 (2016) doi:10.3389/fnana.2016.00127

Pérez de los Cobos Pallarés F., Bautista T.G., Stanic D., Egger V., Dutschmann M. Brainstem-mediated sniffing and respiratory modulation during odor stimulation. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology 233, 17-24 (2016)

Chatterjee M., Pérez de los Cobos Pallarés F., Loebel A., Lukas M., Egger V. Sniff-like patterned input results in long-term plasticity at the rat olfactory bulb and tufted cell to granule cell synapse. Neural Plasticity 16 (2016) doi:10.1155/2016/9124986

Pérez de los Cobos Pallarés F., Staníc D., Farmer D., Dutschmann M., Egger V. An Arterially Perfused Nose-Olfactory Bulb Preparation in Rat. J. Neurophysiol. 114, 2033-2042 (2015)

Bywalez W.G., Patirniche D., Rupprecht V., Stemmler M., Herz A. V. M., Pálfi D., Rózsa B. & Egger V. Local postsynaptic voltage-gated sodium channel activation in dendritic spines of olfactory bulb granule cells. Neuron 85, 590-601 (2015)

Rammes G., Gravius A., Ruitberg M., Wegener N., Chambon C., Stroka-Saidi K., Jeggo R., Staniaszek L., Spanswick D., O'Hare E., Palmer P., Kim E. M., Bywalez W. G., Egger V. & Parsons C.G. MRZ-99030 - a novel modulator of β-amyloid (Aβ) aggregation reverses Aβ oligoner-induced deficits in longterm potentiation (LTP) and cognitive performance in rodents. Neuropharmacology 92, 170-182 (2015)

Stroh O., Freichel M., Kretz O., Birnbaumer L., Hartmann J., Egger V. NMDA-receptor dependent synaptic activation of TRPC channels in the olfactory bulb. J. Neurosci. 32, 5737–5746 (2012)

Abraham N.M., Egger V., Shimshek D.R., Renden R., Fukunaga I., Sprengel R., Seeburg P.H., Klugmann M., Margrie T.W., Schaefer A.T., Kuner T. Synaptic inhibition in the olfactory bulb accelerates odor discrimination in mice. Neuron 65, 399-411 (2010)

Egger V. & Stroh O. Calcium buffering in rodent olfactory bulb granule cells and mitral cells. J. Physiol. 587, 4467-4479 (2009)

Egger V. Synaptic spikes in olfactory bulb granule cells cause long-lasting depolarization and calcium entry. Eur. J. Neurosci. 27, 2066-2075 (2008)

Egger V., Nevian T. & Bruno R.M. Subcolumnar dendritic and axonal organization of spiny stellate and star pyramid neurons within a barrel in rat somatosensory cortex. Cerebral Cortex 18, 876-889 (2008)

Egger V. & Urban N.U. Dynamic connectivity in the mitral cell – granule cell microcircuit of the olfactory bulb. Sem. Cell. Dev. Biol. 17, 424-432 (2006)

Egger V., Svoboda K. & Mainen Z.F. Dendrodendritic synaptic signaling in olfactory bulb granule cells: Local spine boost and global low-threshold spike. J. Neurosci. 25, 3521-3530 (2005)

Egger V., Svoboda K. & Mainen Z.F. Mechanisms of lateral inhibition in the olfactory bulb: Efficiency and modulation of spike-evoked calcium influx into granule cells. J. Neurosci. 23, 7551-7559 (2003)

Lübke J., Egger V., Sakmann B. & Feldmeyer D. Columnar organization of synaptically coupled excitatory spiny neurons in layer 4 of the rat barrel cortex. J. Neurosci. 20, 5300-5311 (2000)

Egger V., Feldmeyer D. & Sakmann B. Coincidence detection and changes in synaptic efficacy in pairs of spiny layer 4 neurons of rat barrel cortex. Nature Neurosci. 2, 1098-1105 (1999)

Feldmeyer D., Egger V., Lübke J. & Sakmann B. Reliable synaptic connections between pairs of excitatory layer 4 neurons within a ‘barrel’ of rat somatosensory cortex. J. Physiol. 521, 169-190 (1999)

Footnote: Egger & Urban 2006 is a review but also contains an anatomical model of dendrodendritic connectivity in the olfactory bulb.

Reviews, Comments, Book chapters

Egger V. Riechen Sehen. Blick in die Wissenschaft 37, 27-33 (2018) doi.org/10.5283/bidw.v27i37

Lukas M., Holthoff K., Egger V. Long-Term Plasticity at the Mitral and Tufted Cell to Granule Cell Synapse of the Olfactory Bulb Investigated with a Custom Multielectrode in Acute Brain Slice Preparations. In: Olfactory Receptors: Methods and Protocols. Springer New York, New York, NY. Simoes de Souza FM, Antunes G (eds) (2018) doi:10.1007/978-1-4939-8609-5_13

Egger V. & Feldmeyer D. Electrical activity of neurons. Buchkapitel für Neurosciences, Springer (Hrsg. C.G.Galizia & P.M.Lledo; 2013)

Egger V. & Urban N.U. Dynamic connectivity in the mitral cell – granule cell microcircuit of the olfactory bulb. Sem. Cell. Dev. Biol. 17, 424-432 (2006)

Egger V. Imaging the activity of neuronal populations: when spikes don’t flash and flashes don’t spike. Perspectives article. J. Physiol. 582, 7 (2007)

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  2. Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin

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