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Inga Katharina Koerte

Prof. Dr. med. Inga Katharina Koerte

GSN associate faculty


Professor of Neurobiological Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy
University Hospital
Waltherstr. 23
D-80337 Munich

Phone: +49 (0)89 4400 56903


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Research focus: Prof. Koerte is holding a dual affiliation as Professor of Neurobiological Research in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich, Germany and as Lecturer in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS), Boston, USA. She is the director of the research group cBRAIN (Child Brain Research and Imaging in Neuroscience).

The overarching goal of Prof. Koerte’s research is to investigate the effects of traumatic brain injury on the brain’s structure, function, and development. Her group was the first to show al-terations in the brain’s microstructure associated with heading the ball in soccer. Together with her team, she detected signs of accelerated aging and neuroinflammation associated with expo-sure to repetitive brain trauma, identified risk factors and biomarkers of the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Keywords: neuroimaging, traumatic brain injury, concussion, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, diffusion MRI, sex differences, brain development

GSN students: Sarina Karmacharya, Elena Bonke, Kosisochukwu Umeasalugo