In the Malkemper-Lab we are interested in animal magnetoreceptors and the downstream circuits processing magnetic information. Many animals possess the ability to perceive the Earth's magnetic field, but it remains unknown how the magnetic sense works. We focus on the magnetic sense in mammals and use African mole-rats as a model system. These underground dwellers are fantastic magnetic navigators. To study their magnetic sense we employ a wide array of behavioural, histological, electrophysiological, and molecular techniques.

We study the neural circuits of magnetic orientation in mammals



The Malkemper-Lab is hiring at all levels (start date 01/2020). We are looking for a Laboratory Technician, Post-Docs and PhD-students. Please follow the links to apply.