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
  • 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
  • Jana Freff
  • Sarah Fromme
  • Nicole Kerkenberg
  • Micah Cearns
  • Liliana Ciobanu
  • Andrew Olagunju
  • Emma Sampson
  • Gaurav Singhal
M.D./M.Sc. candidate
  • Cajus Bauhaus, M.D. candidate
  • Aaron Fischer, M.D. candidate
  • Kirsten Grotefeld, M.D. candidate
  • Hümeyra Husseini, M.Sc. candidate
  • Mareike Meyer, M.D. candidate
  • Weronika Palkowska, M.Sc. candidate   
  • Eva Schifferdecker, M.D. candidate  
  • Charlotte Alexandra Stapper, M.D. candidate   
  • Hannah Weiland, M.D. candidate  
  • Eva Schifferdecker, SHK
  • Jonas Plate, SHB
  • Christiane Schettler, Technical Assistant
  • Kathrin Schwarte, Technical Assistant
  • Bettina Walden, M.A., Administrative Support

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

Administration assistance:
Mrs. T. Hochstrate
Tel.: +49 (0)251 / 83-56664
Fax: +49 (0)251 / 83-57128
E-Mail: sekrebaune(at)­ukmuenster(dot)­de