Division of Neurodegenerative Diseases
We are interested in the development of regenerative therapies for Parkinson’s disease with focus on stem-cell based therapies. We employ fetal tissue-specific neural stem cells, adult neural stem cells and stem cells from bone marrow to determine their behavior and potential. We explore basic stem cell biology by examining stem cell proliferation and differentiation into functional dompaminergic neurons. In particular, mechanisms that govern proliferation and fate specification of predopaminergic precursor cells are investigated. Studying adult neurogenesis in healthy and diseased conditions should identify possible targets for endogenous regeneration. In vivo studies should improve targeted dopaminergic reinnervation of the diseased nigrostriatal pathway using biopolymer assisted transplantation fo stem cells.
We are part of the Carl Gustav Carus Medical Faculty at the Dresden University of Technology, the DZNE (Deutsches Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen) and the DFG Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD).
Mail: Prof. A. Storch, z.H. Anke Wobst, DINZ (Haus 27), Fetscherstr. 74, 01307 Dresden
Phone: +49 351-458 2532
Fax: +49 351-458 4352
As a member of the CRTD and a partner of the Wachstumskern MBC the Storch group was repeatedly awarded within the initiative "Land der Ideen"