Biography Henning Fenselau

Research Group Synaptic Transmission in Energy Homeostasis

Academic Positions

01/2018 - present Principal Investigator, Group “Synaptic Transmission in Energy Homeostasis“
  • - Independent Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research
  • - Principal Investigator at the University Hospital Cologne, Policlinic for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Preventive Medicine
  • - Principal Investigator of the CECAD (Cologne Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-Associated Diseases), University of Cologne
01/2013 - 12/2017 Postdoctoral Researcher
Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Boston, USA
Topic: Elucidating neurocircuits regulating feeding behavior and fuel metabolism; Advisor: Prof. B. Lowell

Scientific Education

06/2018 - 12/2012 PhD in Neuroscience (06/2012)
Medical University of Vienna, Austria
PhD thesis: Heterosynaptic long-term potentiation at GABAergic synapses of spinal lamina I neurons, Supervisor: Prof. J. Sandkühler
10/2005 - 06/2008 MSc in Nutritional Science (06/2008)
University of Vienna (UoV), Austria
Master thesis: Characterization of the peptide transporter PEPT1 in a knockout mouse model; Dual site supervision: Prof. J. König (UoV) and Prof. H. Daniel (Technical University of Munich)

Funding and Awards

2022 Research grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG)
“Descending raphe circuits for adaptive thermogenesis"
2021 Research grant from Novo Nordisk
“Dissecting thalamic opioid circuits for sugar seeking”
2020 Research grant from Novo Nordisk
“Targeting neural mechanisms underlying body weight set point regulation”
2019 ERC starting grant
“Gut-Brain Communication in Metabolic Control – GuMeCo”
2018 Research grant from Novo Nordisk
“Delineating synaptic adaptations of AgRP neuron glutamatergic afferents”
2016 R01 grant (DK111401), National Institutes of Health
“Glutamatergic Neurons in the Arcuate Nucleus (ARC) and Regulation of Satiety”, Co-investigator (project leader Prof. Bradford Lowell)
2011 Funding from the Austrian National Bank for postdoctoral research
2011 PhD fellowship
Medical University of Vienna
2011 Poster Prize
PhD Symposium of the Medical University of Vienna
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