Danny Schnerwitzki

LGSA Member

How the Wilms tumor suppressor gene Wt1 affects the central nervous system

Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU): Faculty of Biological Sciences
Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI): Englert Research Group

First Supervisor:

Christoph Englert (Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute (FLI))

Doctoral Disputation:


Publications 2018:

  • Neuron-specific inactivation of Wt1 alters locomotion in mice and changes interneuron composition in the spinal cord
    Schnerwitzki D, Perry S, Ivanova A, Viegas Caixeta F, Cramer P, Guenther S, Weber K, Tafreshiha A, Becker L, Vargas Panesso IL, Klopstock T, Hrabe de Angelis M, Schmidt M, Kullander K, Englert C
    Life Science Alliance 2018, 1(4), e201800106
  • Publications 2017:

    • How the Wilms tumor suppressor gene Wt1 affects interneurons in the central nervous system
      Schnerwitzki D
      Dissertation 2017, Jena, Germany

    Publications 2016:

    • Analysis of Zebrafish Kidney Development with Time-lapse Imaging Using a Dissecting Microscope Equipped for Optical Sectioning.
      Perner B, Schnerwitzki D, Graf M, Englert C
      J Vis Exp 2016, e53921

    Publications 2014:

    • Alternative splicing of Wilms tumor suppressor 1 (Wt1) exon 4 results in protein isoforms with different functions.
      Schnerwitzki* D, Perner* B, Hoppe B, Pietsch S, Mehringer R, Hänel F, Englert C
      Dev Biol 2014, 393(1), 24-32 * equal contribution

Scientific CV

2007 – 2012 Diploma studies on Biochemistry at the Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Thesis: Analysis of splice variants of the Wilms tumor suppressor gene Wt1 in different fish species.

2011 DAAD-scholarship for an internship at the University of Hull
Hull York Medical School, UK

2010 – 2011 Student assistant at the Max-Planck-Institute for Chemical Ecology, Jena