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  • Curriculum vitae


    September 2015 Doctoral degree (Dr. med.), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, “Synaptische Plastizität im Subikulum und ihre Veränderung im MK-801 Tiermodell der Psychose / Synaptic plasticity in the subiculum and its alteration in the MK-801 model of psychosis“ (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Joachim Behr)
    2009-2014 Member of the Graduate School 1123 “Cellular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory Consolidation in the Hippocampal Formation” (FU/HU/Charité/MDC Berlin, funded by the German Research Foundation)
    December 2010 Second part of the German medical exam and license to practice medicine
    2003–2010 Study of medicine, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    1995-2003 Georg-Büchner-Oberschule (Gymnasium), Berlin, Abitur (general university entrance qualification)


    since November 2015 Postdoctoral research associate, Institute of Physiology I (Neurophysiology), Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (Prof. Dr. Hans-Christian Pape)
    2011-2015 Research associate, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Prof. Dr. Joachim Behr) and Institute of Neurophysiology (Prof. Dr. Uwe Heinemann), Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin

    since April 2008 Member of the research group “Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology” (Prof. Dr. Joachim Behr), Institute of Neurophysiology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    2006-2008 Student teaching assistant in anatomy and physiology classes for medical students, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin


    10/2016 Best dissertation award (Robert-Koch-Preis der Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)
    04-10/2009 Medical scholar of the Graduate School 1123
    02/2004–12/2010 Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Foundation scholar)
  • Publications


    1. Bartsch JC*, Jamil S*, Remmes J, Verma D, Pape HC (2020) Functional deletion of neuropeptide Y receptors type 2 in local synaptic networks of anteroventral BNST facilitates recall and increases return of fear. Mol Psychiatry Jul 24 online ahead of print. doi:10.1038/s41380-020-0846-x. *equal contribution
    2. Bartsch JC, Behr J (2020) Noncanonical, Dopamine-Dependent Long-Term Potentiation at Hippocampal Output Synapses in a Rodent Model of First-Episode Psychosis. Front Mol Neurosci 13: 55. doi:10.3389/fnmol.2020.00055.


    1. Zimmermann T*, Bartsch JC*, Beer A*, Lomazzo E, Guggenhuber S, Lange MD, Bindila L, Pape HC, Lutz B (2019) Impaired anandamide/palmitoylethanolamide signaling in hippocampal glutamatergic neurons alters synaptic plasticity, learning, and emotional responses. Neuropsychopharmacology 44(8):1377-1388. doi:10.1038/s41386-018-0274-7. *equal contribution
    2. Bartsch JC, Schott BH, Behr J. Hippocampal Dysfunction in Schizophrenia and Aberrant Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity in Rodent Model Psychosis: a Selective Review (2019) Pharmacopsychiatry Aug 1 online ahead of print. doi:10.1055/a-0960-9846.


    1. Walter AL, Bartsch JC, Datunashvili M, Blaesse P, Lange MD, Pape H-C (2018) Physiological profile of neuropeptide y-expressing neurons in bed nucleus of stria terminalis in mice: State of high excitability. Front Cell Neurosci 12: 393. doi:10.3389/fncel.2018.00393.


    1. Gruber D, Albrecht A, Gilling KE, Bartsch JC, Caliskan G, Richter-Levin G, Stork O, Heinemann U, Behr J (2015) 5-HT receptor-mediated modulation of granule cell inhibition after juvenile stress recovers after a second exposure to adult stress. Neuroscience 293: 67-79. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2015.02.050.
    2. Bartsch JC, Fidzinski P, Huck JHJ, Hörtnagl H, Kovács R, Liotta A, Priller J, Wozny C, Behr J (2015) Enhanced Dopamine-Dependent Hippocampal Plasticity after Single MK-801 Application. Neuropsychopharmacology 40: 987-995. doi:10.1038/npp.2014.276.
    3. Grosser S, Hollnagel J-O, Gilling KE, Bartsch JC, Heinemann U, Behr J (2015) Gating of hippocampal output by β-adrenergic receptor activation in the pilocarpine model of epilepsy. Neuroscience 286: 325–337. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2014.11.055.


    1. Fidzinski P, Wawra M, Bartsch J, Heinemann U, Behr J (2015) High-frequency stimulation of the temporoammonic pathway induces input-specific long-term potentiation in subicular bursting cells. Brain Res 2012; 1430: 1–7. doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2011.10.040.


    1. Decker JM, Wójtowicz AM, Bartsch JC, Liotta A, Braunewell KH, Heinemann U, Behrens CJ (2010) C-type natriuretic peptide modulates bidirectional plasticity in hippocampal area CA1 in vitro. Neuroscience 169: 8–22. doi:10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.04.064.
    2. Roggenhofer E, Fidzinski P, Bartsch JC, Kurz F, Shor O, Behr J (2010) Activation of dopamine D1/D5 receptors facilitates the induction of presynaptic long-term potentiation at hippocampal output synapses. Eur J Neurosci 32: 598–605. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2010.07312.x.
  • Research Projects