Ute Hochgeschwender, MD

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    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • 1280 S. East Campus Drive
    • CMED 2405
    • Mt. Pleasant, MI, United States 48859



Ute Hochgeschwender, M.D., is a Professor of Neuroscience in the College of Medicine. Her current research in the lab focuses upon further developing the concept of using biological light, i.e. a light-generating protein (luciferase), to activate light-sensing opsins (ion channels, proton pumps). Visit lab page above for more information.


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 1989, Molecular Biology, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 1986, Molecular and Cellular Immunology, Max Planck Institute for Immunobiology
  • M.D. 1983, Free University of Berlin
  • M.A. 1983, Philosophy, Free University of Berlin

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  • Controlled Substance