In May 2020 the Albrecht lab started its work at the Institute of Anatomy at the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany.

Our research focusses on understanding the functional neuroanatomy of stress adaptation and emotional memory formation.


PhD-Positions available in our new CRC project!

We started our new CRC 1436 “Neural Resources of Cognition” in Magdeburg and there are a few PhD positions available

In our Project A07 “Orexinergic modulation of cognitive resources” we are looking for 2 motivated students as well! In my lab we will test how orexin, a small neuropeptide from the hypothalamus, modulates prefrontal cortical-to-hippocampal projections to keep cognition and learning going even under stress. In this project we will specifically focus on circadian strains like jet lag models and use tracing, expression analysis and viral interventions to unravel the contribution of the orexinergic system in the mouse. We will work on this project in close collaboration with the Stork lab at the Institute of Biology in Magdeburg.

To apply to the CRC 1436 and for more infos click here!

Check out our 2 latest papers:

Albrecht A, Ben-Yishay E, Richter-Levin G. Behavioral profiling reveals an enhancement of dentate gyrus paired pulse inhibition in a rat model of PTSD. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2021 Mar;111:103601. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2021.103601.

Albrecht A, Segal M, Stork O. Allostatic gene regulation of inhibitory synaptic factors in the rat ventral hippocampus in a juvenile/adult stress model of psychopathology. Eur J Neurosci. 2020 Dec 20. doi: 10.1111/ejn.15091.

More open positions

We are always interested in talented and motivated Bachelor and Master Students as well as candidates for a Medical Doctoratemore information for joining our group here