Dr Katrin Deinhardt is Professor of Cellular Neurobiology within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.
2023-current: Professor of Cellular Neurobiology. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2020-2023: Associate Professor in Neuroscience. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2013-2020: Lecturer in Neuroscience. Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, UK.
2007-2013: Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Skirball Institute, NYU SoM, New York, USA.
2006-2007: Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Cancer Research UK, London, UK.
2015: Postgraduate certificate in Academic Practice; FHEA
2006: PhD in Cell Biology. Cancer Research UK, UCL, London, UK.
2001: Diplom in Biochemie. Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, UK.
- Short- and long-range neurotrophin signalling and its role in morphological plasticity
- Early neuronal dysfunction in disturbed proteostasis
- Cellular mechanisms that underlie tau propagation across neurons
- Technology development to advance cellular neurobiology research
My expertise is in neuronal cell biology, particularly the manipulation and high-resolution imaging of living neurons. Our research interest is in understanding the complicated intracellular logistics that are required to maintain neuronal cells throughout life, in health and disease. To this end, we study the relationship of short- and long-range trafficking and cellular signalling, and how these events ultimately converge to initiate changes in neuronal morphology and physiology. We investigate growth and plasticity of the healthy nervous system, as well as the in neurodegeneration and neurodiversity. Another key interest is platform development for neuronal cell biology, which is supported by interdisciplinary collaborations.
BIOL2051 Principles of Neuroscience
BIOL6097 Skills in Biological Optical Imaging