Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Nicola Palomero-Gallagher

research associate, acad. degree: Diploma in Biology

Research interests:

  • Function and dysfunction of the cingulate cortex

Methodische Schwerpunkte:

  • in vitro receptor autoradiography
  • Cytoarchitectonics
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • fMRI

Teaching activities:

  • Structural principles of the brain: architecture and function (Medicine, elective)
  • Neurobiological/anatomical lectures (Module 1, Master Translational Neuroscience)
  • Head of microscopy course (Module D,  Master Psychology)
  • Vogt lecture

List of publications: (selected publications)

  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Kedo O, Mohlberg H, Zilles K, Amunts K. Multimodal mapping and analysis of the cyto- and receptorarchitecture of the human hippocampus. Brain Structure and Function, doi: 10.1007/s00429-019-02022-4, 2020
  • Dagher A, Palomero-Gallagher N. Mapping dopamine with positron emissions tomography: A note of caution. NeuroImage 207: 116203, 2020
  • Impieri D, Zilles K, Niu M, Rapan-Jankovic L, Schubert N, Galletti C, Palomero-Gallagher N. Receptor density pattern confirms and enhances the anatomic-functional features of the macaque superior parietal lobule areas. Brain Structure and Function 224: 2733-2756, 2019
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Differences in cytoarchitecture of Broca's region between human, ape and macaque brains. Cortex 118: 132-153, 2019
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Hoffstaedter F, Mohlberg H, Eickhoff SB, Amunts K, Zilles K. Human pregenual anterior cingulate cortex: structural, functional and connectional heterogeneity. Cerebral Cortex 29: 2552-2574, 2019
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Cortical layers: Cyto-, myelo-, receptor- and synaptic architecture in human cortical areas. NeuroImage 197: 716-741, 2019
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Cyto- and receptorarchitectonic mapping of the human brain. Handbook of Clinical Neurology 150: 355-387, 2018
  • Ruan J, Bludau S, Palomero-Gallagher N, Caspers S, Mohlberg H, Eickhoff SB, Seitz RJ, Amunts K. Cytoarchitecture, probability maps and functions of the human supplementary and pre-supplementary motor areas. Brain Structure and Function 223: 4169-4186, 2018
  • Wolf D, Klasen M, Eisner P, Zepf FD, Zvyagintsev M, Palomero-Gallagher N, Weber R, Eisert A, Mathiak K. Central serotonin modulates neuroal responses to virtual violent actions in emotion regulation networks. Brain Structure and Function 223: 3327-3345, 2018
  • Antipova V, Wree A, Holzmann C, Mann T, Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K, Schmitt O, Hawlitschka A. Unilateral Botulinum neurotoxin-A injection into the striatum of C57BL/6 mice leads to a different motor behavior compared to rats. Toxins 10(7). pii: E295. doi: 10.3390/toxins10070295, 2018
  • Beaujoin J, Palomero-Gallagher N, Boumezbeur F, Axer M, Bernard J, Poupon F, Schmitz D, Mangin J-F, Poupon C. Post-mortem inference of the human hippocampal connectivity and microstructure using ultra-high field diffusion MRI at 11.7 T. Brain Structure and Function 223(5): 2157-2179, 2018
  • Kedo O, Zilles K, Palomero-Gallagher N, Amunts K. Mapping of M2 and 5-HT1A Receptors in the Human Amygdala. Clinical Medical Image Library 4:105., 2018
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Cortical layers: Cyto-, myelo-, receptor- and synaptic architecture in human cortical areas. NeuroImage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.035, Epub 2017
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Cortical layers: Cyto-, myelo-, receptor- and synaptic architecture in human cortical areas. NeuroImage. epub 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.08.035
  • Zilles K, Palomero-Gallagher N. Multiple transmitter receptors in regions and layers of the human cerebral cortex. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy 11:78. doi: 10.3389/fnana.2017.00078, 2017
  • Bjarkam CR, Glud AN, Orlowski D, Sørensen JCH, Palomero-Gallagher N. The telencephalon of the Göttingen minipig, cytoarchitecture and cortical surface anatomy. Brain Structure and Function 222(5): 2093-2114, 2017
  • Zeineh MM, Palomero-Gallagher N, Axer M,Gräßel D, Goubran M, Wree A, Woods R, Amunts K, Zilles K. Direct visualization and mapping of the spatial course of fiber tracts at microscopic resolution in the human hippocampus. Cerebral Cortex 27: 1779-1794, 2017
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Eickhoff SB, Hoffstaedter F, Schleicher A, Mohlberg H, Vogt BA, Amunts K, Zilles K. Functional organization of human subgenual cortical areas: relationship between architectonical segregation and connectional heterogeneity. NeuroImage 115: 177-190, 2015
Caspers J, Palomero-Gallagher N, Caspers S, Schleicher A, Amunts K, Zilles K. Receptor architecture of visual areas in the face and word-form recognition region of the posterior fusiform gyrus. Brain Structure and Function 220: 205-219, 2015
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K, Schleicher A, Vogt BA. Cyto- and receptor architecture of area 32 in human and macaque brains. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 521: 3272-3286, 2013
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Neurotransmitter receptor alterations in hepatic encephalopathy: A review. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics 536: 109-121, 2013
  • Zilles K, Palomero-Gallagher N, Amunts K. Development of cortical folding during evolution and ontogeny. Trends in Neurosciences 36(5): 275-284, 2013
Caspers S, Schleicher A, Bacha-Trams M, Palomero-Gallagher N, Amunts K, Zilles K. Organization of the human inferior parietal lobule based on receptor architectonics. Cerebral Cortex 23(3): 615-628, 2013
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Schleicher A, Bidmon H-J, Pannek H-W, Hans V, Gorji A, Speckmann E-J, Zilles K. Multi-receptor analysis in human neocortex reveals complex alterations of receptor ligand binding in focal epilepsies. Epilepsia 53(11): 1987-1997, 2012
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Schleicher A, Zilles K, Löscher W. The circling ci2 rat mutant revisited: receptor architecture of the motor cortex. Neuroscience, 170: 542–550, 2010
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Bidmon H-J, Cremer M, Schleicher A, Kircheis G, Reifenberger G, Kostopoulos G, Häussinger D, Zilles K. Neurotransmitter receptor imbalances in motor cortex and basal ganglia in hepatic encephalopathy. Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry 24: 291-306, 2009
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Vogt B, Mayberg HS, Schleicher A, Zilles K. Receptor architecture of human cingulate cortex: insights into the four-region neurobiological model. Human Brain Mapping 30: 2336-2355, 2009
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Mohlberg H, Zilles K, Vogt B. Cytology and receptor architecture of human Anterior cingulate cortex. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 508: 906-926, 2008
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Schleicher A, Lindemann S, Lessenich A, Zilles K, Löscher W. Receptor fingerprinting the circling ci2 rat mutant: insights into brain asymmetry and motor control. Experimental Neurology 210: 624-637, 2008
  • Becker JS, Zoriy MV, Pickhardt C, Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Imaging of copper, zinc and other elements in thin section of human brain samples (hippocampus) by laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 77(10): 3208-3216, 2005
  • Zilles K, Palomero-Gallagher N, Schleicher A. Transmitter receptors and functional anatomy of the cerebral cortex. Journal of Anatomy 205: 417-432, 2004
  • Palomero-Gallagher N, Bidmon HJ, Zilles K. AMPA, kainate and NMDA receptor densities in the hippocampus of untreated male rats and females in estrus and diestrus. The Journal of Comparative Neurology 459(4): 468-474, 2003
  • Zilles K, Palomero-Gallagher N. Cyto-, myelo-, and receptor architectonics of the human parietal cortex. NeuroImage 14: 8-20, 2001.
  • Kötter R, Stephan KE, Palomero-Gallagher N, Geyer S, Schleicher A, Zilles K. Multimodal characterisation of cortical areas by multivariate analyses of receptor binding and connectivity data. Anatomy and Embryology 204: 333-350, 2001
  • Schleicher A, Amunts K, Geyer S, Kowalski T, Schormann T, Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. A stereological approach to human cortical architecture: identification and delineation of cortical areas. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy 20(1): 31-47, 2000
Geyer S, Matelli M, Luppino G, Schleicher A, Jansen Y, Palomero-Gallagher N, Zilles K. Receptor autoradiographic mapping of the mesial motor and premotor cortex of the macaque monkey. Journal of Comparative Neurology 397(2): 231-250, 1998

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