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
ORCID #0000-0003-3902-2461

Academic Department(s)

Research Area

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

Selected Publications
Readily releasable vesicles recycle at the active zone of hippocampal synapses.  Schikorski T.  Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2014 Apr 8;111(14):5415-20.
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.

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

Tel.: (787) 798-3001 x 2165