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Christoph Kirst, PhD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Anatomy
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-502-7372
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-4867-5288 Additional info
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    Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization, Göttingen, GermanyDr. rer. nat. / PhdTheoretical physics
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UKMSc / CASMMathematics
    University of Göttingen, Göttingen, GermanyDiplomPhysics
    Humboldt University, Berlin, GermanyTheoretical biology
    University of Oxford, Oxford, UKErasmus ScholarPhysics
    University of Göttingen, Göttingen, GermanyVordimplom / BScMathematics
    University of Göttingen, Göttingen, GermanyVordiplom / BScPhysics
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    Kavli Neural Systems Institute, USA2016  - 2018Kavli Fellow
    The Rockefeller University, USA2013  - 2016Fellow for Physics and Biology
    University of Göttingen, Germany2012  - 2012Dr. Berliner - Dr. Ungewitter Prize, Outstanding Dissertation
    University of Göttingen, Germany2007  - 2007Dr. Berliner - Dr. Ungewitter Prize, Outstanding Diploma
    University of Cambridge, UK2004  - 2005Kurt Hahn Scholar
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)2004  - 2005DAAD Scholar, University of Cambridge
    University of Oxford, UK2002  - 2002Erasmus Scholar

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    1. Kirst C, Skriabine S, Vieites-Prado A, Topilko T, Bertin P, Gerschenfeld G, Verny F, Topilko P, Michalski N, Tessier-Lavigne M, Renier N. Mapping the Fine-Scale Organization and Plasticity of the Brain Vasculature. Cell. 2020 Feb 20; 180(4):780-795.e25. PMID: 32059781.
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    2. Yoney A, Etoc F, Ruzo A, Carroll T, Metzger JJ, Martyn I, Li S, Kirst C, Siggia ED, Brivanlou AH. WNT signaling memory is required for ACTIVIN to function as a morphogen in human gastruloids. Elife. 2018 10 12; 7. PMID: 30311909.
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    3. Ozair MZ, Kirst C, van den Berg BL, Ruzo A, Rito T, Brivanlou AH. hPSC Modeling Reveals that Fate Selection of Cortical Deep Projection Neurons Occurs in the Subplate. Cell Stem Cell. 2018 Jul 05; 23(1):60-73.e6. PMID: 29937203.
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    4. Stern S, Kirst C, Bargmann CI. Neuromodulatory Control of Long-Term Behavioral Patterns and Individuality across Development. Cell. 2017 Dec 14; 171(7):1649-1662.e10. PMID: 29198526.
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    5. Lünsmann BJ, Kirst C, Timme M. Transition to reconstructibility in weakly coupled networks. PLoS One. 2017; 12(10):e0186624. PMID: 29053744.
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    6. Christoph Kirst, Carl D. Modes, Marcelo O. Magnasco. Shifting attention to dynamics: Self-reconfiguration of neural networks. Current Opinion in Systems Biology. 2017 Jun 1; 3:132-140.
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    7. Johannes Klinglmayr, Christian Bettstetter, Marc Timme, Christoph Kirst. Convergence of Self-Organizing Pulse-Coupled Oscillator Synchronization in Dynamic Networks. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control. 2017 Apr 1; 62(4):1606-1619.
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    8. Etoc F, Metzger J, Ruzo A, Kirst C, Yoney A, Ozair MZ, Brivanlou AH, Siggia ED. A Balance between Secreted Inhibitors and Edge Sensing Controls Gastruloid Self-Organization. Dev Cell. 2016 11 07; 39(3):302-315. PMID: 27746044.
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    9. Renier N, Adams EL, Kirst C, Wu Z, Azevedo R, Kohl J, Autry AE, Kadiri L, Umadevi Venkataraju K, Zhou Y, Wang VX, Tang CY, Olsen O, Dulac C, Osten P, Tessier-Lavigne M. Mapping of Brain Activity by Automated Volume Analysis of Immediate Early Genes. Cell. 2016 Jun 16; 165(7):1789-1802. PMID: 27238021.
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    10. Kirst C, Timme M, Battaglia D. Dynamic information routing in complex networks. Nat Commun. 2016 Apr 12; 7:11061. PMID: 27067257.
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    11. Johannes Klinglmayr, Christoph Kirst, Christian Bettstetter, Marc Timme. Guaranteeing global synchronization in networks with stochastic interactions. New Journal of Physics. 2012 Jul 13; 14(7):073031.
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    12. Christoph Kirst, Marc Timme, Demian Battaglia. Local control of non-local information flow in oscillatory neuronal networks. BMC Neuroscience. 2011 Dec 1; 12(Suppl 1):o15.
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    13. Kielblock H, Kirst C, Timme M. Breakdown of order preservation in symmetric oscillator networks with pulse-coupling. Chaos. 2011 Jun; 21(2):025113. PMID: 21721791.
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    14. Christoph Kirst, Marc Timme. Partial Reset in Pulse-Coupled Oscillators. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics. 2010 Jan 1; 70(7):2119-2149.
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    15. Christoph Kirst, Marc Timme. Partial response to supra-threshold excitation desynchronizes spiking neurons. BMC Neuroscience. 2009 Sep 1; 10(Suppl 1):o17.
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    16. Kirst C, Timme M. How Precise is the Timing of Action Potentials? Front Neurosci. 2009 May; 3(1):2-3. PMID: 19753088.
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    17. Kirst C, Geisel T, Timme M. Sequential desynchronization in networks of spiking neurons with partial reset. Phys Rev Lett. 2009 Feb 13; 102(6):068101. PMID: 19257635.
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    18. Kirst C, Timme M. From networks of unstable attractors to heteroclinic switching. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2008 Dec; 78(6 Pt 2):065201. PMID: 19256893.
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