Dr. Nele Lefeldt, PhD

Education and Scientific Career

2014-present:  PostDoctoral Fellow at Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, US

2010-2014: PhD student at Department of Biology, University of Oldenburg, Germany, AG Animal Navigation/"Neurosensorik" (Group leader: Prof. Dr. H. Mouritsen).
Project: "Magnetic compass orientation of migratory birds"

2010: Graduation: Diplom-Biologin (M.Sc.) at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel
Thesis: "Resistenzmechanismen von Drosophila-Larven gegenüber Schimmelpilzen" Dept. of Evolutionary Ecology and Genetic (Prof. Dr. Hinrich Schulenburg; Dr. Marko Rohlfs)

10/2004-02/2010: Study of Biology at Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, focus on Zoology, Ecology and Toxicology

6/2004: Graduated from Fachgymnasium Bad Segeberg, Germany

Publications

2014: Lefeldt, N.Heyers, D., Schneider, N.-L., Engels, S., Elbers, D. & Mouritsen, H. (2014) Magnetic field-driven induction of ZENK in the trigeminal system of pigeons (Columba livia). J. Royal Soc. Interface 11, 20140777 doi: 10.1098/rsif.2014.0777

2014: Engels, S., Schneider, N.-L., Lefeldt, N.Hein, C. M., Zapka, M., Michalik, A., Elbers, D., Kittel, A., Hore, P. J. & Mouritsen, H. (2014) Anthropogenic electromagnetic noise disrupts magnetic compass orientation in a migratory bird. Nature 509, 353-356. doi: 10.1038/nature13290

2013: Michalik, A., Alert, B., Engels, S., Lefeldt, N. & Mouritsen, H. (2013) Star compass learning: how long does it take? J. Ornithol, in press, doi: 10.1007/s10336-013-1004-x

2012: Engels, S., Hein, C.M., Lefeldt, N., Prior, H. & Mouritsen, H. (2012) Night-Migratory Songbirds Possess a Magnetic Compass in Both Eyes. PLOS ONE 7, e43271. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0043271.