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Hans Straka

Prof. Dr. Hans Straka

MCN Board member, GSN core faculty

Responsibilities

Professor, Senior scientist

Contact

Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Dept. Biology II
Division Neurobiology
Großhaderner Straße 2
D-82152 Planegg-Martinsried

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74307
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74304

Website: http://neuro.bio.lmu.de/members/systems_neuro_straka/straka_h/index.html

Further Information

Research focus: Sensory-motor transformation, gaze control, locomotion, developmental plasticity, vestibular circuitry

Key words: Systems neurobiology, developmental neurobiology, cellular and circuit neurobiology

Current GSN studentsClayton Gordy (PhD, 2017), Suzan Özugur (PhD, 2017)

Graduated GSN students: Dr. Johanna Schuller, Dr. Roberto Banchi, Dr. Haike Dietrich, Dr. Céline Gravot, Dr. Sara Hänzi

Selected publications:

Dietrich H and Straka H (2016) Prolonged vestibular stimulation induces homeostatic plasticity of the vestibulo-ocular reflex in larval Xenopus laevis. Eur J Neurosci 44: 1787-1796.

Gensberger KD, Kaufmann AK, Dietrich H. Branoner F, Banchi R, Chagnaud BP and Straka H (2016) Galvanic vestibular stimulation: cellular substrates and response patterns of neurons in the vestibulo-ocular network. J Neurosci 36: 9097-9110.

von Uckermann G, Lambert FM, Combes D, Straka H* and Simmers J* (2016) Adaptive plasticity of retinal image stabilization during locomotion in developing Xenopus. J Exp Biol 219: 1110-1121. * Equal contribution of both authors. Subject of an Editorial letter and the outstanding paper prize in J Exp Biol.

Branoner F and Straka H (2015) Semicircular canal-dependent developmental tuning of translational vestibulo-ocular reflexes in Xenopus laevis. Dev Neurobiol 75: 1051-1067.

Hänzi S, Banchi R, Straka H* and Chagnaud BP* (2015) Locomotor corollary activation of trigeminal motoneurons: coupling of discrete motor behaviors. J Exp Biol 218: 1748-1758. * Equal contribution of both authors. Subject of an Editorial letter in J Exp Biol.

Chagnaud BP, Banchi R, Simmers J and Straka H (2015) Spinal corollary discharge modulates motion sensing during vertebrate locomotion. Nat Comm 6: 7982 doi: 10.1038/ncomms8982.

Fritzsch B and Straka H (2014) Evolution of mechanosensory hair cells and inner ears: identifying stimuli to select altered molecular development toward new morphologies. J Comp Physiol A 200: 5-18.

Straka H, Fritzsch B and Glover JC (2014) Connecting ears to eye muscles: evolution of a 'simple' reflex arc. Brain Behav Evol 83: 162-175.