Dr.rer.nat. Martin Stacho

research associate, acad. degree: Diploma in Biology

Research interests:

  • Structure and function of cortical, subcortical and midbrain areas

  • Connectivity pattern and physiology of neuronal circuits

Methodological focus:

  • Neuronal tracing
  • Histology and immunohistochemistry
  • 2-photon calcium imaging
  • Electrophysiology

Teaching activities:

  • Supervisor brain dissectioning course (Module 1, M.Sc. Translational Neuroscience & Module D, M.Sc. Psychology)

Contact: LSC, bldg. 97.36, level: 03, room: 79

List of publications:

  • Hardy H, Stacho M, Manahan-Vaughan D (2022): Strain-dependent regulation of hippocampal long-term potentiation by dopamine D1/D5 receptors in mice. Front Behav Neurosci 16,  DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2022.1023361
  • Stacho M, Manahan-Vaughan D (2022): The Intriguing Contribution of Hippocampal Long-Term Depression to Spatial Learning and Long-Term Memory. Front Behav Neurosci 16, p. 806356. DOI: 10.3389/fnbeh.2022.806356
  • Stacho M, Manahan-Vaughan D (2022): Mechanistic flexibility of the retrosplenial cortex enables its contribution to spatial cognition. Trends Neurosci 45 (4), pp. 284–296. DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2022.01.007
  • Stacho M, Herold C, Rook N, Wagner H, Axer M, Amunts K, Güntürkün O (2020) A cortex-like canonical circuit in the avian forebrain. Science 369(6511):eabc5534. doi:10.1126/science.abc5534
  • Friedrich P, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Forkel SJ, Stacho M, Howells H (2020) An ancestral anatomical and spatial bias for visually guided behavior. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 117(5):2251-2252. doi:10.1073/pnas.1918402117
  • Friedrich P, Anderson C, Schmitz J, Schlüter C, Lor S, Stacho M, Ströckens F, Grimshaw G, Ocklenburg S. (2019) Fundamental or forgotten? Is Pierre Paul Broca still relevant in modern neuroscience? Laterality 24(2):125-138
  • Behroozi M, Ströckens F, Helluy X, Stacho M, Güntürkün O. (2017) Functional Connectivity Pattern of the Internal Hippocampal Network in Awake Pigeons: A Resting-State fMRI Study. Brain Behav Evol 90:62–72
  • Stacho M, Letzner S, Theiss C, Manns M, Güntürkün O. (2016) A GABAergic tecto-tegmento-tectal pathway in pigeons. J Comp Neurol 524(14):2886-913
  • Stacho M, Ströckens F, Xiao Q, Güntürkün O. (2016) Functional organization of telencephalic visual association fields in pigeons. Behav Brain Res 303:93–102. Groof G de, George I, Touj S, Stacho M, Jonckers E, Cousillas H, Hausberger M, Güntürkün O, van der Linden A. (2016) A three-dimensional digital atlas of the starling brain. Brain Struct Funct 221:1899–1909

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