Frau Dr. rer. nat. Ekaterini Kefalakes

Curriculum Vitae



Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences Rheinbach, Germany


Master of Science in Toxicology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany


PhD Candidate, Center for Systems Neuroscience and Hannover Medical School, Institute of Neurology, Hannover, Germany

2018- 2019

Postdoctoral Scientist, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Albuquerque New Mexico, USA

Since September 2019

Postdoctoral Scientist, Institute of Neuroanatomy and Cell Biology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany



Nayak A, Lopez-Davila A, Kefalakes E, Holler T, Kraft T, Amrute-Nayak, M. Cell Reports 2019. Regulation of SETD7 methyltransferase by SENP3 is crucial for sarcomere organization and cachexia.

 Kefalakes E, Sarikidi A, Bursch F, Ettcheto M, Schmuck M, Rumpel R, Grothe C, Petri S. European Journal of Neuroscience 2019. Isoform-selective as opposed to complete depletion of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF-2) has no major impact on survival and gene expression in SOD1G93A amyotrophic lateral sclerosis mice.

Bursch F, Rath KJ, Sarikidi A, Böselt S, Kefalakes E, Osmanovic A, Thau-Habermann N, Klöß S, Köhl U, Petri S. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2019. Analysis of therapeutic potential of different administration routes and frequencies of human mesenchymal stromal cells in the SOD1G93A mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Körner S, Thau-Habermann N, Kefalakes E, Bursch F, Petri S. European Journal of Neuroscience 2018. Expression of the axon-guidance protein receptor Neuropilin 1 is increased in the spinal cord and decreased in muscle of a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

 Kefalakes E, Boeselt S, Sarikidi A, Ettcheto M, Naujock M, Stanslowsky N, Bursch F, Schmuck M, Barenys M, Wegener F, Grothe C, Petri S. Journal of Cellular Physiology 2018. Characterizing the multiple roles of FGF-2 in SOD1G93A ALS mice in vivo and in vitro.

Naujock M, Stanslowsky N, Bufler S, Naumann M, Reinhardt P, Sterneckert J, Kefalakes E, Kassebaum C, Bursch F, Lojewski X, Storch A, Frickenhaus M, Boeckers TM, Putz S, Demestre M, Liebau S, Klingenstein M, Ludolph AC, Dengler R, Kim KS, Hermann A, Wegner F, Petri S. Stem Cells 2016. 4-Aminopyridine Induced Activity Rescues Hypoexcitable Motor Neurons from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Patient-Derived Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. 




Dr. rer. nat. Ekaterini Kefalakes

Institute of Neuroanatomy and Cell Biology, OE 4140  

Building I3, Level H, Room 3320  

Hannover Medical School

Carl-Neuberg-Str. 1  

30625 Hannover, Germany  

Phone: +49-511-532-2894   

Fax: +49-511-532-2880