Welcome to the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) – Director: Prof. Martin Dichgans
Interneurons trigger cortical spreading depolarizations (CSDs)
September 2021 – CSDs are the electrophysiological correlate of migraine aura and involved in the propagation of brain damage after ischemic and traumatic brain injury. Using a novel migraine mouse model, the Plesnila Lab in collaboration with Tobias Freilinger, Holger Lerche (Tübingen, Germany), and Massimo Mantegazza (Nice, France) found that CSDs are triggered by inhibitory interneurons. This counterintuitive finding unravels the so far unknown cellular mechanism for the initiation of CSDs...
Diversity at the ISD
ISD’s Diversity Management is interlocked with LMU’s program on Diversity as well as programs installed by the DFG funded Excellence cluster for Systems Neurology (SyNergy) of which the ISD is part, covering a range of aspects including: Gender equality, Diversity management, Being family friendly, Inclusion and participation, Cultural diversity, Healthy university