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Professor Katrin Deinhardt

Professor Katrin Deinhardt


Research interests

  • Our research is focused on cellular and molecular neurobiology. Fascinated by the beautiful but complicated shape of individual neurons, we study the complex intracellular logistics required to form, maintain and remodel these cells throughout life.Neurons extend processes that cover vast territories, which allow them to directly connect with cells distant from the soma. Our research interest is to understand how neurons integrate the different extracellular cues that they receive at distinct parts of the cell in time and space to maintain and adapt their structure and connectivity. To this end, we investigate the interplay of short- and long-range trafficking and signalling, and how these events ultimately converge to initiate changes in neuronal morphology and physiology in health and neurodegeneration.
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Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B85, East Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


Dr Katrin Deinhardt is Professor of Cellular Neurobiology within Biological Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Career History

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.

Academic Qualifications

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.

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