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Michael Strupp

Prof. Dr. Michael Strupp

Regular member MCN, GSN associate faculty


Senior Physician Neurological Clinic


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
University Clinic Großhadern
Dept. of Neurology and IFB-LMU
Marchioninistr. 15
D-81377 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 4400-73678
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 4400-76673


Further Information

Research focus: Patch-clamp recordings with isolated vestibular hair cells

Immunological mechanisms of bilateral vestibulopathy and Cogan's syndrome and the viral pathogenesis of vestibular neuritis

Vestibular compensation after unilateral vestibular lesions in humans: effects of vestibular exercises and somatosensory substitution

Interaction between the vestibular system and spatial memory

High-resolution MRI studies on vestibular neuritis, diffusion-weighted MRI studies on transient global amnesia, fMRI studies on locomotion

Interaction between the vestibular, ocular motor, and sensorimotor systems during walking and running

Prevention of postlumbar puncture headache

Medical treatment of vestibular, ocular motor, and cerebellar disorders

Key words: Behavioral neuroscience, cellular neurobiology, clinical neuroscience, functional imaging, systems neurobiology, molecular neurobiology, sensorimotor research

 GSN graduated students: Dr. Tatiana Bremova-Ertl

Selected publications:

Ihler F, Bertlich M, Sharaf K, Strieth S, Strupp M and Canis M. (2012) Betahistine exerts a dose-dependent effect on cochlear stria vascularis blood flow in Guinea pigs in vivo. PLoS One 7(6):e39086.

Ouwendijk WJ, Flowerdew SE, Wick D, Horn AK, Sinicina I, Strupp M, Osterhaus AD, Verjans GM and Hüfner K. (2012) Immunohistochemical detection of intra-neuronal VZV proteins in snap-frozen human ganglia is confounded by antibodies directed against blood group A1-associated antigens. J Neurovirol. 18(3): 172-80.

Spiegel R, Kalla R, Classen J, Bardins S, Anciães da Silva F, Farahmand P, Hahn A, Schneider E, Rettinger N, Jahn K, Brandt T and Strupp M. (2012) Aminopyridine treatment in a patient with bilateral vestibular failure and cryptogenic downbeat nystagmus. J Neuroophthalmol. 32(2): 190.

Zheng Y, Balabhadrapatruni S, Baek JH, Chung P, Gliddon C, Zhang M, Darlington CL, Napper R, Strupp M, Brandt T and Smith PF. (2012) The effects of bilateral vestibular loss on hippocampal volume, neuronal number, and cell proliferation in rats. Front Neurol. 3:20.

Strupp M. (2011) Multiple sclerosis: iron mapping, predicting response to interferon-β and effects of oral teriflunomide. J Neurol. 258(12):2302-4.