Axel Nimmerjahn

Associate Professor

Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Publications

List of Publications

Tufail, Y., Cook, D., Fourgeaud, L., Powers, C.J., Merten, K., Clark, C.L., Hoffman, E., Ngo, A., Sekiguchi, K.J., O’Shea, C.C., Lemke, G., and Nimmerjahn, A. (2017). Phosphatidylserine exposure controls viral innate immune responses by microglia. Neuron 93, 574-586.

Sekiguchi, K.J., Shekhtmeyster, P., Merten, K., Arena, A., Cook, D., Hoffman, E., Ngo, A., Nimmerjahn, A. (2016). Imaging large-scale cellular activity in spinal cord of freely behaving mice. Nature Communications 7: 11450.

Fourgeaud, L., Traves, P.G., Tufail, Y., Leal-Bailey, H., Lew, E.D., Burrola, P.G., Callaway, P., Zagorska, A., Rothlin, C.V., Nimmerjahn, A., Lemke, G. (2016). TAM receptors regulate multiple features of microglial physiology. Nature 532, 240-244.

Knowland, D., Arac, A., Sekiguchi, K.J., Hsu, M., Lutz, S.E., Perrino, J., Steinberg, G.K., Barres, B.A., Nimmerjahn, A.*, and Agalliu, D.* (2014). Stepwise recruitment of transcellular and paracellular pathways underlies blood-brain barrier breakdown in stroke. Neuron 82, 603-617. *Authors contributed equally

Ghosh, K.K., Burns, L.D., Cocker, E.D., Nimmerjahn, A., Ziv, Y., Gamal, A.E., and Schnitzer, M.J. (2011). Miniaturized integration of a fluorescence microscope. Nature Methods 8, 871-878.

Nimmerjahn, A., Mukamel, E.A., and Schnitzer, M.J. (2009). Motor behavior activates Bergmann glial networks. Neuron 62, 400-412.

Mukamel, E.A., Nimmerjahn, A., and Schnitzer, M.J. (2009). Automated analysis of cellular signals from large-scale calcium-imaging data. Neuron 63, 747-760.

Flusberg, B.A.*, Nimmerjahn, A.*, Cocker, E.D.*, Mukamel, E.A., Barretto, R.P.J., Ko, T.H., Burns, L.D., Jung, J.C., and Schnitzer, M.J. (2008). High-speed, miniaturized fluorescence microscopy in freely moving mice. Nature Methods 5, 935-938. *Authors contributed equally

Nimmerjahn, A., Kirchhoff, F., and Helmchen, F. (2005). Resting microglial cells are highly dynamic surveillants of brain parenchyma in vivo. Science 308, 1314-1318.

Nimmerjahn, A., Kirchhoff, F., Kerr, J.N.D., and Helmchen, F. (2004). Sulforhodamine 101 as a specific marker of astroglia in the neocortex in vivo. Nature Methods 1, 31-37.

Dittgen, T., Nimmerjahn, A., Komai, S., Licznerski, P., Waters, J., Margrie, T.W., Helmchen, F., Denk, W., Brecht, M., and Osten, P. (2004). Lentivirus-based genetic manipulations of cortical neurons and their optical and electrophysiological monitoring in vivo. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 18206-18211.

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MS, Physics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research/University of Heidelberg, Germany
PhD, Physics, Max Planck Institute for Medical Research/University of Heidelberg, Germany
Postdoctoral Fellow, Biology and Applied Physics, Stanford University, U.S.A.

Awards & Honors

  • 2013 NIH EUREKA Award
  • 2012 NIH Director's New Innovator Award
  • 2011 Whitehall Foundation Award
  • 2011 Rita Allen Scholar Award
  • 2006 Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2006 Du Bois-Reymond Award
  • 2006 Otto Hahn Medal and Award

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