Tim Karl graduated from the Leipniz University of Hannover,Hanover, Germany, in 2003, with a Ph.D. degree in zoology (behavioral neuroscience). Until 2008, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research working on rodent models for neuropeptide Y and schizophrenia. In 2008, Karl established his own behavioral neuroscience group at NeuRA. His research focuses on the neurobehavioral consequences of gene-environment interactions in animal models for brain disorders (e.g., schizophrenia and Alzheimer's disease). One particular focus is on the role of the endocannabinoid system in brain disorders. His team also aims to enhance the validity of rodent models and the well being of test animals in medical research by providing more stimulating housing conditions. Tim's research has attracted funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the German Research Foundation, and other funding bodies.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013