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Johanna Mühlhans

Current Research Projects

  • Project 1: Characterization of Pericentrin in the retina
    In this project I analyze the different splice variants of Pericentrin in the retina in vitro and in vivo. I am interested in the distribution and function of the Pcnt splice variants and their interaction partners at primary cilia and in photoreceptor cells.
  • Project 2: Characterization of Complexins in the retina
    In this project I examine the cellular, synaptic and developmental expression of all four Cplx isoforms in the mouse retina.


  • high resolution light and electron microscopy combined with immunocytochemistry
  • laser-microdissection
  • quantitative PCR
  • in situ hybridization
  • cell culture
  • western blotting
  • antibody characterization
  • recombinant protein expression

Selected Publications

  1. Mühlhans J et al. (2010)
    Pericentrin, a centrosomal protein, identified at the basal-body complex in mammalian photoreceptor cells.
    (In preparation).
  2. Mühlhans J et al. (2010)
    Exact cellular and synaptic distribution of Complexins in the mouse retina.
    (In preparation).
Johanna Mühlhans
Johanna Mühlhans

Research Group

Animal Physiology
working group of Dr. Andreas Gießl


Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Department of Biology
Animal Physiology

Staudtstrasse 5
91058 Erlangen

Phone: +49-(0)9131-85 28059
Fax: +49-(0)9131-85 28060



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