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Junge, Harald Research Associate

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Research

research overview

  • Blood vessels mediate a wide range of essential biological functions, especially in transport and physiological integration, induction of developmental programs, and maintenance of stem cell niches. Furthermore, the progression of prevalent human diseases - for instance solid cancers and vascular diseases of the retina - depends on processes of neovascularization. Dr. Junge's laboratory integrates molecular and protein-biochemical methods, cell biology, mouse genetics and tissue analysis to understand the signaling pathways and developmental processes that mediate angiogenesis, vascular guidance and vascular quiescence.

keywords

  • retina, vascular biology, neurovascular interactions, vascular development, angiogenesis, vascular diseases, vision, blindness, horizontal cells, age related macular degeneration, retinopathy of prematurity, retinal angiomatous proliferation, Norrie disease, familial exudative vitreoretinopathy, Wnt-signaling, Norrin, Frizzled4, tetraspanin protein family, TSPAN12, VLDLR

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • MCDB 4427 - Biology of the Visual System
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Explores the neurobiology, cell biology, genetics and developmental biology of the visual system. Discusses neurodegenerative and vascular diseases that lead to blindness. Students read and analyze original research articles to train scientific reasoning. Involves student-organized presentations and classroom discussion. Fulfills MCDB scientific reasoning requirement. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 3135 and MCDB 3145 (minimum grade C-) or instructor consent required. Same as MCDB 5427.
  • MCDB 4777 - Molecular Neurobiology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces the functional anatomy of the nervous system and explores current knowledge regarding the molecular and genetic basis of the development and function of the nervous system. Studies recent insights into the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, in the last portion of the course. Recommended prerequisites: MCDB 3135 and MCDB 3145 (minimum grade C-). Same as MCDB 5777.
  • MCDB 5777 - Molecular Neurobiology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces the functional anatomy of the nervous system and explores current knowledge regarding the molecular and genetic basis of the development and function of the nervous system. Studies recent insights into the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases, in the last portion of the course. Same as MCDB 4777.
  • MCDB 6000 - Introduction to Laboratory Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Introduces methodology and techniques used in biological research. Designed as a tutorial between a few students and one faculty member. Students are expected to read original research papers, discuss findings, and to plan and execute experiments in selected areas. Open only to MCDB graduate students. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.

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