Mechanisms of memory in neocortical circuits

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Positions held

  • Since 2014: Professor, Institute of Physiology, University Medical Center, (UMC), Mainz
  • 2006 - 2014: Group Leader, Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP), Vienna
  • 2001 - 2006: Postdoctoral research with Dr. R. Malinow and Dr. A. Zador, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


  • 1998 - 2001: PhD with Dr. K. Gottmann and Dr. U. Eysel, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 1998: Diploma in Biology, Ruhr-University Bochum

Selected publications by Simon Rumpel

Ceballo S, Bourg J, Kempf A, Piwkowska Z, Daret A, Pinson P, Deneux T, Rumpel S and Bathellier B (2019) Cortical recruitment determines learning dynamics and strategy. Nat. Commun, 10:1479 Link

Mongillo G, Rumpel S and Loewenstein Y (2018) Inhibitory connectivity defines the realm of excitatory plasticity. Nat. Neurosci, 21:1463–1470 Link

Aschauer D, Rumpel S (2018) The Sensory Neocortex and Associative Memory. Curr Top Behav Neurosci, 37:177-211 Link

Loewenstein Y, Yanover U, Rumpel S (2015) Predicting the Dynamics of Network Connectivity in the Neocortex. J Neurosci, 35(36):12535-44 Link

Moczulska KE, Tinter-Thiede J, Peter M, Ushakova L, Wernle T, Bathellier B and Rumpel S (2013) Dynamics of dendritic spines in the mouse auditory cortex during memory formation and memory recall. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 110:18315-18320 Link