Alexander Storch, Prof. Dr. med.

Past: PI C4 VCF

Alexander Storch

Contact information

Klinikdirektor

Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie

Universitätsmedizin Rostock

Phone: 0381 494 9511
E-Mail: direktion.neurologie@med.uni-rostock.de

Scientific Education

11/2011Professorship (W3) „Neurology“, Medical Faculty Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universitaet Dresden (Germany)
04/2004Professor (C3) „Neurodegenerative Disorders“, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden 
12/2001Habilitation (Neurology), University of Ulm, Prof. Albert C. Ludolph, MD
06/1996Doctoral Thesis („summa cum laude“),Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Institute of Physiological Chemistry and Pathobiochemistry, Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology (Prof. Alfred Maelicke, PhD)
1990 – 1995Studies in Medicine (state examination), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)

Professional Experience

07/2010Board Certification “Neurological Intensive Care Medicine”
Since 07/2008Associate Director, Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden (Director: Prof. Heinz Reichmann, MD, PhD)
Since 11/2006Member of the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Biotechnology (DIGS-BB)
Since 04/2006Board member and Coordinator of the Research Area „Neurodegenerative Diseases and Retina Degeneration“ of the DFG-Research Center and Cluster of Excellence „Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD)“
Since 04/2004Senior Neurologist (Consultant) and Head of Movement Disorder section at the Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universität Dresden (Prof. Heinz Reichmann, MD, PhD)
02/2004Board Certification „Clinical Geriatrics“
07/2001 – 03/2004Senior Neurologist (Consultant) and Head of Movement Disorder section at the Department of Neurology, University of Ulm (Prof. Albert C. Ludolph, MD)
10/2001Board Certification in Neurology
06-08/1998Research Associate, Departments of Pharmacology and Neurological Sciences, Rush-University Medical Center, Chicago, USA (Prof. Paul M. Carvey, PhD) 
1996 – 2001Research Associate, Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, University  of Ulm (Germany)

Other Scientific Activities, Honors, Awards

Editorial boards:Stem Cells, The Open Biotechnology Journal, Stem Cells International
Advisory boards:Mossakowski Medical Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Deutsche Huntington-Hilfe e.V., Deutsche Hirnliga e.V.

Selected Publications

Löhle, M., Hermann, A., Glaß, H., Kempe, H., Schwarz, S.C., Kim, J.B., Poulet, C., Ravens, U., Schwarz, J., Schöler, H.R., Storch, A. (in press). Differentiation efficiency of induced pluripotent stem cells depends on the number of reprogramming factors, Stem Cells, doi: 10.1002/stem.1016.

Hermann, A., Suess, C., Fauser, M., Kanzler, S., Witt, M., Fabel, K., Schwarz, J., Höglinger, G.U., Storch, A. (2009). Rostro-caudal gradual loss of cellular diversity within the periventricular regions of the ventricular system. Stem Cells, 27(4), 928-941.

Weber, Y.G.$, Storch, A.$, Wuttke, T.$, Brockmann, K., Kempfle, J., Maljevic, S., Margari, L., Kamm, C., Schneider, S.A., Huber, S.M., Pekrun, A., Roebling, R., Seebohm, G., Koka, S., Lang, C., Kraft, E., Blazevic, D., Salvo-Vargas, A., Fauler, M., Mottaghy, F., Münchau, A., Edwards, M.J., Presicci. A,, Margari, F., Gasser, T., Lang, F., Bhatia, K.P., Lehmann-Horn, F., Lerche, H. (2008). GLUT1 mutations are a cause of paroxysmal exertion-induced dyskinesias and induce hemolytic anemia by a cation leak. Journal of Clinical Investigation, 118(6), 2157-2168. ($ contributed equally to this study)

Storch, A., Jost, W., Vieregge, P., Spiegel, J., Greulich, W., Durner, J., Müller, T., Kupsch, A., Henningsen, H., Oertel, W.H., Fuchs, G., Kuhn, W., Niklowitz, P., Koch, R., Herting, B., Reichmann, H., for the German Coenzyme Q10 Study Group (2007). Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial on symptomatic effects of coenzyme Q10 in Parkinson’s disease. Archives of Neurology, 64, 938-944.

Hermann, A., Gastl, R., Liebau, S., Popa, M.O., Fiedler, J., Böhm, B.O., Maisel, M., Lerche, H., Schwarz, J., Brenner, R., Storch, A. (2004). Efficient generation of neural stem cell-like cells from adult human bone marrow stromal cells. Journal of Cell Science, 117, 4411-4422.