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Prof. Dr.
Eleni Roussa

Institute of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Department of Molecular Embryology
Temporary professorship
Phone: 0049-761-203-5114



  • 1977-1982 Studies of dentistry
  • 1985-2000 University of Saarland
  • 1988 Doctorate of dentistry
  • 2000-2001 School of Biological sciences, University of Manchester, UK
  • 2001-2007 Center for Anatomy, Department of Neuroanatomy, University of Goettingen
  • 2002 Habilitation
  • Since 2007 Institute for Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Freiburg
  • Since 2010 temporary professorships at the institute

Focus of research

  • Molecular mechanisms of animergic neuron development
  • Brain pH homeostasis in health and disease
  • pH regulation in epithelia in helath and disease

Selected publications

  • Schrödl-Häußel M, Theparambil SM, Deitmer JW, Roussa E. Regulation of functional expression of the electrogenic sodium bicarbonate cotransporter 1, NBCe1 (SLC4A4), in mouse astrocytes. GLIA. 2015; 63/ 1226-1239.
  • Oehlke O, Schlosshardt C, Feuerstein M, Roussa E. Acidosis-induced V-ATPase traffi cking in salivary ducts is initiated by cAMP/PKA/CREB pathway via regulation of Rab11b expression. International Journal of Biochemisty and Cell Biology. 2012; 44/ 1254-1265.
  • Roussa E, Oehlke O, Rahhal B, Heermann S, Heidrich S, Wiehle M, Krieglstein K. Transforming growth factor beta cooperates with persephin for dopaminergic phenotype induction. Stem Cells. 2008; 26/ 1683-1694.
  • Roussa E, Wiehle M, Dünker N, Becker-Katins S, Oehlke, O, Krieglstein K. Transforming growth factor beta is required for differentiation of mose mesencephalic progenitors into dopaminergic neurons in vitro and in vivo: ectopic induction in dorsal mesencephalon. Stem Cells. 2006; 24/ 2120-2129.

Research methods

  • STED Microscopy
  • Laser capture microdissection
  • Intracellular proton recordings