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PhD Henrike Planert


Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
AG Geiger
Charitéplatz 1
10117 Berlin

Campus / internal address:
Virchowweg 6

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Research Interests:

  • Cellular and network physiology in animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders
  • The roles of interneurons in neuronal microcircuits
  • Intrinsic electrical properties and their modulation as determinants of discharge behaviour and excitability
  • Intrastriatal neuronal connectivity, synaptic dynamics and modulation in relation to direct and indirect striatofugal projections


Multineuron patch-clamp recordings in acute brain slices, partially in combination with optogenetic and retrograde labelling techniques, post-hoc staining and confocal microscopy/ anatomical reconstruction.

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Publications (Pubmed link):

Silberberg G, Planert H (2016): Optogenetic Dissection of the Striatal Microcircuitry. In Korngreen A, ed.: Advanced Patch-Clamp Analysis in Neuroscience. Neuromethods 113:151-170. Springer New York.

Planert H, Berger TK, Silberberg G. (2013): Membrane Properties of Striatal Direct and Indirect Pathway Neurons in Mouse and Rat Slices and their Modulation by Dopamine. PLOS ONE 8(3):e57054. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057054.  

Szydlowski SN*,Pollak Dorocic I*, Planert H*, Carlén M, Meletis K, Silberberg G. (2013): Target selectivity of feedforward inhibition by striatal fast-spiking interneurons. J Neurosci. 33(4):1678-1683.                                                            

Malmersjö S, Rebellato P, Nilsson ES, Planert H, Liste I,Nanou E, Sunner H, Abdelhady S, Zhang S, Andäng M, El Manira A, Silberberg G, Arenas E, Uhlén P. (2013): Neural progenitors organize in small-world networks to promote cell proliferation. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 110(16):E1524-32. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1220179110.

Klaus A, Planert H, Hjorth JJJ, Berke JD, Silberberg G and Kotaleski JH (2011): Striatal fast-spiking interneurons: from firing patterns to postsynaptic impact. Front Syst Neurosci 5:57. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2011.00057.

Planert H, Szydlowski S, Hjorth J, Grillner S, and Silberberg G (2010): Dynamics of synaptic transmission between fast-spiking interneurons and striatal projection neurons of the direct and indirect pathways. J Neurosci 30: 3499-3507.