Thomas Biederer PhD

Departments & Organizations

Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry: Neurobiology; Biederer LabNeurology

Research Interests

Biochemistry of membrane proteins; Molecular and cellular neuroscience; Synapse formation more...


  • Ph.D., Humboldt University of Berlin, 1998

Selected Publications

  • Ribic, A., Liu, X., Crair, M.C. and Biederer, T. The organization of photoreceptor ribbon synapses and retinal circuit function involve the synaptic immunoglobulin adhesion protein SynCAM 1. Journal of Comparative Neurology, in press.
  • Giza, J.I., Jung, Y., Jeffrey, R.A., Neugebauer, N.M., Picciotto, M.R. and Biederer, T. (2013) The synaptic adhesion molecule SynCAM 1 contributes to cocaine effects on synapse structure and psychostimulant behavior. Neuropsychopharmacology 38:628-638.
  • Cheadle, L. and Biederer, T. (2012) The novel synaptogenic protein Farp1 links postsynaptic cytoskeletal dynamics and trans-synaptic organization. The Journal of Cell Biology, 199:985-1001.



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