Martin Lackinger

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Martin received his PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in the field of neuroscience at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany, where he worked in the laboratory of Gerhard Schratt. During that time, he identified specific microRNAs in the hippocampus that are important for the regulation of social and anxiety-related behaviour in rodents. His current research interests in the laboratory of Joseph Gogos focus on the genetic contribution to schizophrenia (SCZ). By using a combination of molecular and behavioural approaches in mouse models as well as in iPSC-derived neurons from patients with SCZ he attempts to understand the molecular and behavioural regulatory mechanisms that underlie this devastating neuropsychiatric disease and pursuits to develop novel RNA-based therapeutic interventions.