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Fabian Hersperger

Student

University Freiburg Medical Centre / Albert- Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Department: Institute of Neuropathology / Faculty of Biology

Educational Background

Feb 2018-present Institute of Neuropathology, Neurozentrum, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany:
PhD student in the lab of Dr. Katrin Kierdorf
Jan 2017 - Sep 2017 University of Konstanz, Germany,
Dept. of Neurobiology:
Scientific assistant: Investigating the response dynamics of Drosophila olfactory receptor neurons
Apr 2016 - Oct 2016 University of Konstanz, Germany,
Dept. of Neurobiology:
Master Thesis: “The effect of adaptation on the response dynamics and temporal resolution of olfactory receptor neurons in Drosophila melanogaster”
Aug 2015 - Oct 2015 Neurobiological research laboratories,
University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany:
Student internship: “Unequal distributions – Influence of a cochleotomy on extracellular matrix and the synapsepopulation in the auditory brain stem of the rat”
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013 University of Konstanz, Germany,
Dept. of Neurobiology:
Bachelor Thesis: ”Influence of Odor stimulus duration on the post-odor response of Kenyon Cells in Drosophila melanogaster revealed by in-vivo calcium imaging”
Aug 2012 – Oct 2012 University of Konstanz, Germany,
Dept. of Neurobiology:
Scientific assistant: ”Composition of agarose substrate affects behavioral output of Drosphila larvae”
Methods: larvae choice assay, feeding assay

Publications

  • A. A. Apostopoulou, F. Hersperger, L. Mazija, A. Widmann, A. Wüst, A. S. Thum (2014) Composition of agarose substrate affects behavioral output of Drosophila larvae. Front. Behav. Neuroscience, 8: 11.