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Dr. Andreas Kottmann

Dr. Kottmann’s research aims to understand the regulation of competitive processes that on one side lead to the structural and functional stability of the central nervous system throughout life while allowing at the same time structural and functional plasticity necessary for learning and memory. We focus our efforts on the reciprocal interactions of the ascending dopaminergic system of the mesencephalon and the cholinergic system of the basal forebrain, and the spinal motor neuron system. Our basic research is of relevance to two prominent, progressive neurodegenerative disorders, Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

  • Neurogenesis in the adult CNS
  • Basal Ganglia Function
  • Muscle Plasticity and Repair
  • Parkinson’s Disease and Basal Ganglia Disorders
  • Modeling Progressive Neurodegenerative Diseases by Recombinant DNA Technologies in Mice
  • Visualization and Manipulation of Basal Ganglia and Spinal Motor Circuits by Genetic Gene Expression Tracing and Viral Transduction Techniques.
  •  Personalized Medicine Approaches in Psychiatry, Neurology and Oncology




Andreas H. Kottman, Ph.D.
Associate Medical Professor,
Harris Hall 203 (Adm)
160 Convent Ave.
New York , NY 10031
Office Phone: (212) 650-8422