Curriculum Vitae - Tatiana Korotkova

Education and Professional Experience

T. Korotkova studied biology with a focus on human and animal physiology in Lomonosov Moscow State University. During her Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. R.E. Brown and Prof. H.L. Haas in Düsseldorf she investigated actions of various hypothalamic neuropeptides on aminergic nuclei, particularly on dopaminergic system. As a postdoc in the lab of Prof H. Monyer in Heidelberg, and later in a collaboration with Prof. T. J. Jentsch in Berlin she studied mechanisms of hippocampal network oscillations in behaving transgenic mice. Since 2012 T. Korotkova was a junior group leader at the Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology (FMP)/Neurocure Cluster of Excellence in Berlin, since April 2017 - a Max Planck Research Group leader at MPI for Metabolism Research. Since April 2019 T. Korotkova is a Full Professor (W3) and Managing Director of Institute for Vegetative Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne. She is a Head of Research Area 3 of Cluster of Excellence "Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases" (CECAD), a Head of the Cologne Graduate School of Ageing Research (CGA), and a Vice-Chair of the DFG-funded Graduate School "Neural Circuit Analysis on the Cellular and Subcellular Level" Her research is supported by the Max Planck Society, ERC Consolidator Grant 2017, and the DFG. T.Korotkova was awarded the Program Grant of the German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF) (2015), the Junior Brain Prize by Lundbeck Foundation (2013), the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Grant (2012), as well as the DFG and Schering foundation research stipends. T. Korotkova is a member of German Neuroscience Society. She supervised 7 Ph.D. and 7 M.Sc. students. Her students were awarded esteemed prizes including HFSP Long-term Fellowship 2019 (to Franziska Bender); Finalist of the FENS-Kavli PhD Prize (2018) (to Marta Carus-Cadavieco); 2017 Vanier Scholarship, McGill University (to Suzanne van der Veldt); The Junior Brain Prize, Lundbeck Foundation (2017) (to Marta Carus-Cadavieco). T. Korotkova co-authored 24 peer-reviewed original publications, 4 reviews, 1 preview as well as one book chapter.


Selected Publications

Ruud J, Alber J, Tokarska A, Engström Ruud L, Nolte H, Biglari N, Lippert R, Lautenschlager Ä, Cieślak PE, Szumiec Ł, Hess ME, Brönneke HS, Krüger M, Nissbrandt H, Korotkova T, Silberberg G, Rodriguez Parkitna J, Brüning JC (2019). The Fat Mass and Obesity-Associated Protein (FTO) Regulates Locomotor Responses to Novelty via D2R Medium Spiny Neurons. Cell Rep. 27(11):3182-3198.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.05.037.

Korotkova T, Ponomarenko A, Monaghan CK, Poulter SL, Cacucci F, Wills T, Hasselmo ME, Lever C (2018). Reconciling the different faces of hippocampal theta: the role of theta oscillations in cognitive, emotional and innate behaviors. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 85: 65-80.

Ponomarenko A, Korotkova T (2018). Hunger is a gatekeeper of pain in the brain. Nature. 2018 Apr; 556(7702):445-446. doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04759-0.

Korotkova T, Ponomarenko A, Monaghan CK, Poulter SL, Cacucci F, Wills T, Hasselmo ME, Lever C. Reconciling the different faces of hippocampal theta: the role of theta oscillations in cognitive, emotional and innate behaviors. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, in press (corresponding author).

Carus-Cadavieco M, Gorbati M, Ye L, Bender F, van der Veldt S, Kosse C, Börgers C, Lee SY, Ramakrishnan C, Hu Y, Denisova N, Ramm F, Volitaki E, Burdakov D, Deisseroth K, Ponomarenko A, Korotkova T (2017). Gamma oscillations organize top-down signaling to hypothalamus and enable food seeking. Nature, 542: 232-236. doi: 10.1038/nature21066. 

Herrera CG, Carus-Cadavieco M, Jego S, Ponomarenko A, Korotkova T, Adamantidis A (2016). Hypothalamic feed-forward inhibition of thalamocortical network controls arousal and consciousness. Nature Neuroscience, 19(2):290-8. 

Bender F, Gorbati M, Carus-Cadavieco M, Denisova N, Gao X, Holman C, Korotkova T, Ponomarenko A (2015). Theta oscillations regulate speed of locomotion via hippocampus to lateral septum pathway. Nature Communications, 6:8521 doi: 10.1038/ncomms9521. 

Fidzinski P, Korotkova T, Heidenreich M, Maier N, Schuetze S, Kobler O, Zuschratter W, Schmitz D, Ponomarenko A, Jentsch TJ (2015). KCNQ5 K+ channels control hippocampal synaptic inhibition and fast network oscillations. Nature Communications, 6:6254 doi: 10.1038/ncomms7254 (* - equal contribution). 

Korotkova T, Fuchs EC, Ponomarenko A, von Engelhardt J, Monyer H (2010). NMDA receptor ablation on parvalbumin-positive interneurons impairs hippocampal synchrony, spatial representation and working memory. Neuron, 68(3):557-69. 

Korotkova T, Klyuch BP, Ponomarenko AA, Lin JS, Haas HL and Sergeeva OA (2007). Modafinil inhibits rat midbrain dopaminergic neurons through D2-like receptors. Neuropharmacology, 52(2):626-33. 

Korotkova T, Sergeeva OA, Brown RE and Haas HL (2006). Effects of arousal- and feeding-related neuropeptides on dopaminergic and GABAergic neurons in the ventral tegmental area of the rat. European Journal of Neuroscience, 23(10):2677-85. (corresponding author). 

Korotkova T, Brown RE, Sergeeva OA, Ponomarenko AA, Haas HL (2005). Histamine excites noradrenergic neurons in locus coeruleus in rats. Neuropharmacology, 49(1):129-34 (corresponding author). 

Korotkova T, Sergeeva OA, Eriksson KS, Haas HL and Brown RE (2003). Excitation of ventral tegmental area dopaminergic and non-dopaminergic neurons by orexins/hypocretins. Journal of Neuroscience, 23: 7-11 (corresponding author).

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