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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerald Obermair

Professor of Physiology, Dept. Pharmacology, Physiology and Microbiology, Division Physiology (head)


  1. 2021

    • Journal Article

      • Geisler, S.M., Benedetti, A., Schöpf, C.L., Schwarzer, C., Stefanova, N., Schwartz, A. & Obermair, G.J., 2021. Phenotypic Characterization and Brain Structure Analysis of Calcium Channel Subunit alpha2delta-2 Mutant (Ducky) and alpha2delta Double Knockout Mice. Frontiers in synaptic neuroscience, 13, S.634412.

      • Hofer, N.T., Pinggera, A., Nikonishyna, Y.V., Tuluc, P., Fritz, E.M., Obermair, G.J. & Striessnig, J., 2021. Stabilization of negative activation voltages of Cav1.3 L-Type Ca(2+)-channels by alternative splicing. Channels, 15(1), S.38-52.

      • Schöpf, C.L., Ablinger, C., Geisler, S.M., Stanika, R.I., Campiglio, M., Kaufmann, W.A., Nimmervoll, B., Schlick, B., Brockhaus, J., Missler, M., Shigemoto, R. & Obermair, G.J., 2021. Presynaptic α2δ subunits are key organizers of glutamatergic synapses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(14).

  2. 2020

    • Journal Article

      • Ablinger, C., Geisler, S.M., Stanika, R.I., Klein, C.T. & Obermair, G.J., 2020. Neuronal alpha2delta proteins and brain disorders. Pflügers Archiv : European journal of physiology.

      • Bikbaev, A., Ciuraszkiewicz, A., Heck, J., Klatt, O., Freund, R., Mitlohner, J., Lacalle, S.Enrile, Sun, M., Repetto, D., Frischknecht, R., Rohlmann, A., Missler, M., Obermair, G.J., Di Biase, V. & Heine, M., 2020. Auxiliary alpha2delta1 and alpha2delta3 subunits of calcium channels drive excitatory and inhibitory neuronal network development. The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience.

      • de Bagneaux, P.Coste, von Elsner, L., Bierhals, T., Campiglio, M., Johannsen, J., Obermair, G.J., Hempel, M., Flucher, B.E. & Kutsche, K., 2020. A homozygous missense variant in CACNB4 encoding the auxiliary calcium channel beta4 subunit causes a severe neurodevelopmental disorder and impairs channel and non-channel functions. PLoS genetics, 16(3), S.e1008625.

      • Demetz, E., Tymoszuk, P., Hilbe, R., Volani, C., Haschka, D., Heim, C., Auer, K., Lener, D., Zeiger, L.B., Pfeifhofer-Obermair, C., Boehm, A., Obermair, G.J., Ablinger, C., Coassin, S., Lamina, C., Kager, J., Petzer, V., Asshoff, M., Schroll, A., Nairz, M., Dichtl, S., Seifert, M., von Raffay, L., Fischer, C., Barros-Pinkelnig, M., Brigo, N., de Souza, L.Valente, Sopper, S., Hirsch, J., Graber, M., Gollmann-Tepekoylu, C., Holfeld, J., Halper, J., Macheiner, S., Gostner, J., Vogel, G.F., Pechlaner, R., Moser, P., Imboden, M., Marques-Vidal, P., Probst-Hensch, N.M., Meiselbach, H., Strauch, K., Peters, A., Paulweber, B., Willeit, J., Kiechl, S., Kronenberg, F., Theurl, I., Tancevski, I. & Weiss, G., 2020. The haemochromatosis gene Hfe and Kupffer cells control LDL cholesterol homeostasis and impact on atherosclerosis development. European heart journal.

      • Kaehler, K., Seitter, H., Sandbichler, A.M., Tschugg, B., Obermair, G.J., Stefanova, N. & Koschak, A., 2020. Assessment of the Retina of Plp-alpha-Syn Mice as a Model for Studying Synuclein-Dependent Diseases. Investigative ophthalmology & visual science, 61(6), S.12.

      • Ortner, N.J., Pinggera, A., Hofer, N.T., Siller, A., Brandt, N., Raffeiner, A., Vilusic, K., Lang, I., Blum, K., Obermair, G.J., Stefan, E., Engel, J. & Striessnig, J., 2020. RBP2 stabilizes slow Cav1.3 Ca(2+) channel inactivation properties of cochlear inner hair cells. Pflugers Archiv : European journal of physiology, 472(1), S.3-25.

  3. 2019

    • Journal Article

      • Stephani, F., Scheuer, V., Eckrich, T., Blum, K., Wang, W., Obermair, G.J. & Engel, J., 2019. Deletion of the Ca(2+) Channel Subunit alpha2delta3 Differentially Affects Cav2.1 and Cav2.2 Currents in Cultured Spiral Ganglion Neurons Before and After the Onset of Hearing. Frontiers in cellular neuroscience, 13, S.278.

Research Projects

  • Calcium Channel Subunits

    Novel model systems for studying the role of calcium channel subunits in brain disorders

    • Project Number: LSC19-017
    • Project Lead: Gerald Obermair, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division of Physiologie
    • Project Partner: IST Austria, University of Innsbruck / Pharmakologie und Toxikologie
    • Duration: 36 months starting from 01.01.2021
  • Anbahnungsfinanzierung für QUANTHERMA

    Anbahnungsfinanzierung für QUANTHERMA

    • Project Lead: Gerald Obermair, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences / Division of Physiologie
    • Duration: 8 months starting from 02.12.2020


  1. 24 May

    4. European Calcium Channel Conference

    24. May 2022, 09:00 - 28. May 2022, 17:00
    Congress Centrum Alpbach, A-6236 Alpbach
  2. 25 May

    Inaugural lecture of Dagmar Stoiber-Sakaguchi Professor of Pharmacology

    25. May 2022, 18:00 - 20:00
    Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Auditorium
  3. 12 May

    Hearing "Work, Organizational, and Economic Psychology"

    12. May 2022, 08:30 - 12:00
    Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität / Online via MS Team