Dr. Elisabeth Zieger
Integrative Zoology

Marine Invertebrate group

UZA1 Althanstraße 14
1090 Vienna, Austria

room: 1.070
phone: +43 1 4277 76330
mail: elisabeth.zieger@univie.ac.at




> Molluscan nervous system development & evolution

Our current focus is on the ontogeny and function of different neuropeptide and neurotransmitter systems that are highly conserved between mollusks and other bilaterians as well as on the molecular basis of molluscan neural progenitor proliferation and maturation.


Original articles, review articles (*) and book chapters (**)



Calcino AD, de Oliveira AL, Simakov O, Schwaha T, Zieger E, Wollesen T & Wanninger A. 2019.

The quagga mussel genome and the evolution of freshwater tolerance. DNA Research. DOI:10.1093/dnares/dsz019

Weblink: https://doi.org/10.1093/dnares/dsz019


Zieger E, Garbarino G, Robert NSM, Yu JK, Croce JC, Candiani S, Schubert M. 2018. Retinoic acid signaling and neurogenic niche regulation in the developing peripheral nervous system of the cephalochordate amphioxus. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s00018-017-2734-3   [COVER]

Weblink: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00018-017-2734-3).


Zieger E, Lacalli TC, Pestarino M, Schubert M, Candiani S. 2017. The origin of dopaminergic systems in chordate brains: insights from amphioxus. The International Journal of Developmental Biology, Special Issue "The amphioxus model system" Edited by Zbynek Kozmik. DOI: 10.1387/ijdb.170153sc.

Weblink: http://www.ijdb.ehu.es/web/paper/170153sc/the-origin-of-dopaminergic-systems-in-chordate-brains-insights-from-amphioxus


Zieger E, Croce JC, Garbarino G, Candiani S, Schubert M. 2017. Roles of retinoic acid signaling in shaping the neuronal architecture of the developing amphioxus nervous system. Molecular Neurobiology. DOI: 10.1007/s12035-017-0727-8.

Weblink: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12035-017-0727-8


* Zieger E, Schubert M. 2016. New insights into the roles of retinoic acid signaling in nervous system development and establishment of neurotransmitter systems. International Review of Cell & Molecular Biology 330:1-84. ISSN 1937-6448.

Weblink: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S193764481630096X?via%3Dihub


** Laudet V, Zieger E, Schubert M. 2015. Evolution of the retinoic acid signaling pathway. The Retinoids: Biology, Biochemistry and Disease (P. Dollé and K. Niederreither, Editors) John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. 75-90. ISBN: 978-1-118-62798-3.

Weblink: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118628003.ch4/summary


* Lara-Ramírez R, Zieger E, Schubert M (2013) Retinoic acid signaling in spinal cord development. The International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology 45(7):1302-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocel.2013.04.002.

Weblink: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1357272513000964


Zieger E, Bräunig P, Harzsch S (2013) A developmental study of serotonin-immunoreactive neurons in the embryonic brain of the marbled crayfish and the migratory locust: evidence for a homologous protocerebral group of neurons. Arthropod Structure and Development. 42(6):507-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.asd.2013.08.004.

Weblink: http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/24067539




* Zieger E, Schubert M (2012) Retinoic acid and the development of neurotransmitter systems. ICCB 2012 Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Cell Biology. 49-53

Weblink: http://livrozilla.com/doc/469621/iccb-2012---monduzzi-editore---international-proceedings-