Klinik für Psychische Gesundheit

Lab Division of Molecular Neurobiology of Mental Health

The interdisciplinary Lab Division of Molecular Neurobiology of Mental Health currently encompasses three active Professorships, five post docs, two technical staff members, seven PhD and nine Cand. med. students. A Professor of Functional Genomics is currently under recruitment. The research active lab division has already published >50 publications in 2019 across the labs in the fields of basic neuroscience and clinically applied neuroscience. We continue to grow and invite students from neuroscience, biology, psychology, medicine and other fields to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate studies at our Lab Division. Feel free to contact us any time at: Bernhard.Baune(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de

Themes, objectives and methologies

Key expertise:

  • Genetics
  • Behavioral neurobiology
  • Electrophysiology
  • Immunology
  • Transgenic mouse models
  • Systems Neurobiology


  • Biobanking
  • Core Facility Cyto-Flex (CFCF)
  • Histology / microscopy
  • Electrophysiology
  • Behavior
  • Application (animal experiments, ethics applications)

Collaboration (Structural):

  • Genomics Core Facility
  • Bioinformatics / ML
  • Microscopy / BioImaging
  • immune metabolism


  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Baune, MPH, MBA, FRANZCP
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Weiqi Zhang
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Judith Alferink
  • Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Michael J. Ziller
  • Dr. rer. nat. Christa Hohoff
  • Dr. rer. nat. Rafael Leite Dantas
  • Dr. rer. nat. Mingyue Zhang
  • Dr. Celia Fourrier
  • Dr. Matthew Knight
  • Dr. Julie Morgan
  • Dr. Miriam Gagliardi
  • Jana Freff
  • Sarah Fromme
  • Nicole Kerkenberg
  • Micah Cearns
  • Liliana Ciobanu
  • Andrew Olagunju
  • Emma Sampson
  • Gaurav Singhal
  • Alessia Atella
  • Lisa Bröker
M.D./M.Sc. candidate   
  • Charlotte Alexandra Stapper, M.D. candidate 
  • Nadine Nashwan,  M.D. candidate 
  • Manuel Kraft, M.D. candidate
  • Lena Albers, M.D. candidate
  • Helen Haupt, M. D. candidate
  • Lucas Schwerdt, M. D. candidate
  • Samuel Frommeyer, M. Sc. candidate
  • Lavanja Nimalavachchlan
  • Maja Peng
  • Jenny Tuyet-Nhung Truong
  • Leonie Siegert
  • Carla Spreen
  • Charlotte Stapper
  • Nadine Tänzer
  • Sophia Wissing
  • Christiane Schettler, Technical Assistant
  • Kathrin Schwarte, Technical Assistant
  • M. Sc. Weronika Palkowska, Technical Assistant
  • Laura Filipiak, Administrative Support
  • Hildegard Stücker, Study Nurse

Current funding

  • intramural funding support

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Baune, MPH, MBA, FRANZCP
Tel.: +49 (0) 251 / 83-56664
E-Mail: bernhard.baune(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de

Administrative assistance:
Mrs. K. Ulrich
Mrs. D. Heil
Tel.: +49 (0)251 / 83-56664
Tel.: +49 (0) 251 / 83-58641
Fax: +49 (0)251 / 83-56988
E-Mail: Kerstin.Ulrich(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de
E-Mail: Daniela.Heil(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de