LIN Staff

Dr. Alessio Attardo

Head of Working Group

Cellular Neuroscience

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology
Brenneckestr. 6
39118 Magdeburg
Germany
Phone: +49 391 6263 93371
Email: Alessio.Attardo@lin-magdeburg.de
ORCID: 0000-0003-0665-6011

  • Curriculum vitae

    Curriculum vitae

    Academic positions

    Jan 2022 – date

    - Group Leader, Leibniz Institute of Neurobiology, Dept. Cellular Neuroscience, Magdeburg (Germany)

    - Faculty of the Integrative Neuroscience MSc Program, Otto Von Guericke University, Magdeburg (Germany)                        

    July 2019 – date                       

    Faculty of the Graduate School of Systemic Neuroscience, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich (Germany)

    Oct 2018 – Dec 2021             

    Faculty of the Biomedical Neuroscience MSc. Program, Technical University, Munich (Germany)

    Jan 2016 – date                         

    Faculty of:

     - the International Max Planck Research School for Translational Psychiatry, Munich (Germany)

     - the Neuroimaging Techniques advanced course. Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience. Jupiter, Florida (U.S.A.)

    Feb 2015 – Dec 2021            

    Group Leader, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Dept. Stress Neurobiology and Neurogenetics, Munich (Germany)

    Jan 2013-Jan 2015                  

    HHMI Research Specialist, Stanford University (U.S.A)

    Jan 2008-Dec 2012                 

    Postdoctoral fellow, Stanford University (U.S.A)

    Jan 2007-Dec 2007                 

    Postdoctoral fellow, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden (Germany)

    Education                                                                                                       

    Sept 2002 -Dec 2006             

    Ph.D. student, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden (Germany)

    Jan 2002-Aug 2002                

    Graduate fellow, University of Palermo (Italy)

    Feb 2000-Aug 2000               

    Erasmus exchange student, IFREMER University of Montpellier (France)

    Sept 1996-Dec 2001              

    Student, Biological Sciences, University of Palermo (Italy)

    Academic supervision

    Bachelor theses: 1                   

    Master theses: 8                               

    Ph.D. theses: 4                       

    Postdoctoral fellows: 3

    Ad hoc reviewer for                                                                                                             

    Scientific Journals:                  

    Biological psychiatry, Cell death and differentiation, eLife, Molecular brain, Neurobiology of stress, Scientific reports, Translational psychiatry and Trends in neurosciences.

    Funding agencies:                   

    ANR (French national funding agency), ISF (Israeli national funding agency), OAW (Austrian national funding agency) and Schram Foundation.

  • Publications

    Publications

    Castello-Waldow TP, Weston G, Ulivi AF, Chenani A, Loewenstein Y, Chen A, Attardo A. 2020. Hippocampal neurons with stable excitatory connectivity become part of neuronal representations. PLoS Biology. 18(11):e3000928. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000928

    Ulivi AF, Castello-Waldow TP, Weston G, Yan L, Yasuda R, Chen A, Attardo A. 2019. Longitudinal Two-Photon Imaging of Dorsal Hippocampal CA1 in Live Mice. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2019(148):Article e59598. https://doi.org/10.3791/59598

    Attardo A, Lu J, Kawashima T, Okuno H, Fitzgerald JE, Bito H, Schnitzer MJ. 2018. Long-Term Consolidation of Ensemble Neural Plasticity Patterns in Hippocampal Area CA1. Cell Reports. 25(3):640-650.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2018.09.064

    Attardo A, Fitzgerald JE, Schnitzer MJ. 2015. Impermanence of dendritic spines in live adult CA1 hippocampus. Nature. 523(7562):592-6. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14467

    Barretto RPJ, Ko TH, Jung JC, Wang TJ, Capps G, Waters AC, Ziv Y, Attardo A, Recht L, Schnitzer MJ. 2011. Time-lapse imaging of disease progression in deep brain areas using fluorescence microendoscopy. Nature Medicine. 17(2):223-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/nm.2292

    Attardo A, Fabel K, Krebs J, Haubensak W, Huttner WB, Kempermann G. 2010. Tis21 expression marks not only populations of neurogenic precursor cells but also new postmitotic neurons in adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Cerebral Cortex. 20(2):304-14. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhp100

    Kowalczyk T, Pontious A, Englund C, Daza RAM, Bedogni F, Hodge R, Attardo A, Bell C, Huttner WB, Hevner RF. 2009. Intermediate neuronal progenitors (basal progenitors) produce pyramidal-projection neurons for all layers of cerebral cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 19(10):2439-50. https://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhn260

    Kosodo Y, Toida K, Dubreuil V, Alexandre P, Schenk J, Kiyokage E, Attardo A, Mora-Bermúdez F, Arii T, Clarke JDW, Huttner WB. 2008. Cytokinesis of neuroepithelial cells can divide their basal process before anaphase. The EMBO journal. 27(23):3151-63. https://doi.org/10.1038/emboj.2008.227

    Attardo A, Calegari F, Haubensak W, Wilsch-Bräuninger M, Huttner WB. 2008. Live imaging at the onset of cortical neurogenesis reveals differential appearance of the neuronal phenotype in apical versus basal progenitor progeny. PLoS ONE. 3(6):e2388. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0002388

    Bonilla S, Hall AC, Pinto L, Attardo A, Götz M, Huttner WB, Arenas E. 2008. Identification of midbrain floor plate radial glia-like cells as dopaminergic progenitors. GLIA. 56(8):809-20. https://doi.org/10.1002/glia.20654

    Cappello S, Attardo A, Wu X, Iwasato T, Itohara S, Wilsch-Bräuninger M, Eilken HM, Rieger MA, Schroeder TT, Huttner WB, Brakebusch C, Götz M. 2006. The Rho-GTPase cdc42 regulates neural progenitor fate at the apical surface. Nature Neuroscience. 9(9):1099-107. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn1744

    Haubensak W, Attardo A, Denk W, Huttner WB. 2004. Neurons arise in the basal neuroepithelium of the early mammalian telencephalon: a major site of neurogenesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 101(9):3196-201. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0308600100
  • Third party funds

    Third party funds

    2022 - 2024 (DFG)
    Der Einfluss von CA3-Engrammneuronen auf die Raumrepräsentation in CA1

    2022 - 2024 (DFG)
    Aufrechterhaltung von Aktivi-täts-Set-Points im Hippocampus: Von der Langzeitdynamik exzitatorischer und inhibitorischer Synapsen zur funktionellen Stabilität von CA1-Schaltkreisen / Kooperation mit Frau Professorin Dr. Inna Slutsky (Israel)

    2022 - 2023 (DFG)
    Der Einfluss der neuronalen Aktivität auf die funktionelle Umverdrahtung von hippocampalen CA1-Erregungsneuronen

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