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Alexander Günter

Surname Günter
First name Alexander
Nationality German / Brazilian
Present position and title Ph.D. student, M.Sc. in Neuroscience

Business address

Division of Ocular Neurodegeneration
Institute for Ophthalmic Research
Centre for Ophthalmology,
University of Tübingen
Elfriede-Aulhorn-Straße 7
72076 Tübingen

Phone: +49 (0)7071 29-87767
E-mail: alexander.guenter[at]

Academic Education

2018 - 2020 M.Sc. in Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience, Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience, Tübingen
2014 - 2018 Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Professional Experience

01/2020 - 08/2020 Research assistant, Neuronal pathophysiology, Institute for Ophthalmic Research, Tübingen
2016 - 2018 Research assistant, Neuropharmacology, Fluminense Federal University, Brazil

Research Interests

  • Electrophysiology (Electroretinography)
  • Animal models for hereditary retinal diseases
  • Retinal physiology and pathophysiology
  • PKG and CNGC targeting

Selected Publications

  1. 1. Yan, J., Günter, A., Das, S., Mühlfriedel, R., Michalakis, S., Jiao, K., Seeliger, M. W., Paquet-Durand, F. (2022). Inherited Retinal Degeneration: PARP-Dependent Activation of Calpain Requires CNG Channel Activity. Biomolecules, 12(3):455.
  2. Kubrusly, R. C. C., Günter, A., Sampaio, L., Martins, R. S., Schitine, C. S., Trindade, P., Fernandes, A., Borelli-Torres, R., Miya-Coreixas, V. S., Costa, A. C. R., Freitas, H. R., Gardino, P. F., de Mello, F. G., Calaza, K. C., Reis, R. A. M. (2018). Neuro-glial cannabinoid receptors modulate signaling in the embryonic avian retina. Neurochemistry International, 112, 27–37.