Dr. med. Anne-Kathrin Gellner


  • Assistant physician at the department of psychiatry and psychotherapy

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2018: Specialist in Neurology
  • Since 2017: Research assistant at the department of psychiatry and psychotherapy (Prof. Dr. A. Philipsen) / Cooperation with the institute of molecular psychiatry (Prof. Dr. A. Zimmer) and the institute of physiology 2 (Prof. V. Stein)
  • 2015-2017: Master of Business Administration Sports Management, University of Bayreuth
  • 2011-2017: Research assistant at the department of neurology and neurophysiology (Prof. Dr. C. Weiller) / Working group on neuroplasticity and neuromodulation (PD Dr. B. Fritsch/Dr. J. Reis), University Hospital Freiburg
  • 2004-2010: Studied human medicine at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena

Clinical focus

  • Affective disorders
  • Stress and stress-associated symptoms and illnesses
  • Stress management

Scientific focus

  • Modulation of cortical neuroplasticity and microglia through non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Stress effects on cortical neuroplasticity (sensomotoric system)
  • Diagnosis and prevention of stress-associated affective and non-affective symptoms


  • Fritsch B, Gellner AK, Reis J. Transcranial Electrical Brain Stimulation in Alert Rodents. J Vis Exp. 2017 Nov 2;(129).
  • Winkler C, Reis J, Hoffmann N, Gellner AK, Münkel C, Curado MR, Furlanetti L, Garcia J, Döbrössy MD, Fritsch B. Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Enhances Survival and Integration of Dopaminergic Cell Transplants in a Rat Parkinson Model. eNeuro. 2017 Sep 19;4(5).
  • Gellner AK, Reis J, Fritsch B. Glia: A Neglected Player in Non-invasive Direct Current Brain Stimulation. Front Cell Neurosci. 2016 Aug 8;10:188.
  • Weltin A, Kieninger J, Enderle B, Gellner AK, Fritsch B, Urban GA. Polymer-based, flexible glutamate and lactate microsensors for in vivo applications. Biosens Bioelectron. 2014 Nov 15;61:192-9.
  • For the full reference list see „pubmed“ (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi) and enter „Gellner AK“ .