Thomas Schikorski

Associate Professor
Ph.D., 1993; Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, Frankfurt
1993 – 2003  Research Associate, Howard Hughes
Medical Institute, Salk Institute, San Diego, CA

Academic Department(s)

Research Area

Research Interest
Morphology and function of brain synapses and their role in mental disorders and epilepsy

Selected Publications
Monitoring rapid endocytosis in the electron microscope via photoconversion of vesicles fluorescently labeled with FM1-43. Schikorski T. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;657:329-46.

Horseradish peroxidase as a reporter gene and as a cell-organelle-specific marker in correlative light-electron microscopy. Schikorski T. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;657:315-27.
Pre-embedding immunogold localization of antigens in mammalian brain slices. Schikorski T. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;657:133-44. 
Synapse-to-synapse variation in mean synaptic vesicle size and its relationship with synaptic morphology and function. Qu L, Akbergenova Y, Hu Y, Schikorski T. J Comp Neurol. 2009 Jun 1;514(4):343-52.

Dissection of a QTL hotspot on mouse distal chromosome 1 that modulates neurobehavioral phenotypes and gene expression. Mozhui K, Ciobanu DC, Schikorski T, Wang X, Lu L, Williams RW. PLoS Genet. 2008 Nov 4(11):e1000260. Epub 2008 Nov 14. 

Contact Information
Universidad Central del Caribe
P.O. Box 60327
Bayamón, PR 00960-6032

Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x 2165