Sara Zocher

LIFE Berlin

LIFE Fellow from 2014 to 2019, Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden

Dr. rer. nat.

Dissertation completed in February 2019

The Influence of Environmental Enrichment on the DNA Methylation Landscape in the Adult Mouse Dentate Gyrus

(Advisor: Gerd Kempermann)

Selected Publications

Zocher, S., Overall, R. W., Berdugo-Vega, G., Rund, N., Karasinsky, A., Adusumilli, V. S., Steinhauer, C., Scheibenstock, S., Händler, K., Schultze, J. L., Calegari, F., & Kempermann, G. (2021). De novo DNA methylation controls neuronal maturation during adult hippocampal neurogenesis. EMBO Journal, 40, Article e107100.

Zocher, S., Overall, R. W., Lesche, M., Dahl, A., & Kempermann, G. (2021). Environmental enrichment preserves a young DNA methylation landscape in the aged mouse hippocampus. Nature Communications, 12, Article 3892.

Zocher, S., Schilling, S., Grzyb, A. N., Adusumilli, V. S., Bogado Lopes, J., Günther, S., Overall, R. W., Winter, Y., & Kempermann, G. (2020). Early-life environmental enrichment generates persistent individualized behavior in mice. Science Advances, 6(35), Article eabb1478.

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