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Falkenhain K, Ruiz-Uribe NE, Haft-Javaherian M, Ali M, StallCatchers contributors, Michelucci PE, Schaffer CB, and Bracko O. Voluntary running does not increase capillary blood flow but promotes neurogenesis and short-term memory in the APP/PS1 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0235691. Click here

Bracko O, Vinarcsik LK, Cruz Hernández JC, Ruiz-Uribe NE, Haft-Javaherian M, Falkenhain K, Ramanauskaite EM, Ali M, Mohapatra A, Swallow M, Swallow M, Njiru BN, Muse V, StallCatchers contributors, Michelucci PE, Nishimura N, and Schaffer CB. High fat diet worsens Alzheimer’s disease but not by synergistically decreasing cerebral blood flow. Sci Rep 10, 9884 (2020). Click here


Bracko O, Njiru BN, Swallow M, Ali M, Haft-Javaherian M, and Schaffer CB. Increasing cerebral blood flow improves cognition into late stages in Alzheimer’s disease mice. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism, 40(7), 1441–1452 (2019). Click here

Cruz Hernandez et al., 2019

Nature Neuroscience

Falkenhain et al., 2020


Baumgartner et al., 2018

Scientific Reports

Cruz Hernandez JC*, Bracko O*, Kersbergen C, Muse V, Haft-Javaherian M, Berg M, Park L, Vinarcsik LK, Ivasyk I, Rivera DA, Kang Y, Cortes Canteli M, Peyrounette M, Doyeux V, Smith A, Zhou J, Otte G, Beverly JD, Davenport E, Davit Y, Lin C, Strickland S, Iadecola C, Lorthois S, Nishimura N and Schaffer CB. Neutrophil adhesion in brain capillaries contributes to cortical blood flow decreases and impaired memory function in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease. Nat Neurosci 22, 413–420 (2019). *Denotes equal contribution. Click here

Baumgartner P, El Amki M, Bracko O, Wegener S. Sensorimotor stroke alters hippocampo-thalamic network activity as a source of post-stroke cognitive impairment. Sci Rep 8, 15770 (2018). Click here

El Amki M, Baumgartner P, Bracko O, Luft AR and Wegener S. Motor Rehabilitation Therapy after Stroke Improves performance in a different motor task: first translational evidence. Transl. Stroke Res. 8, 347–350 (2017). Click here

Zhou X, Sun L, Bracko O, Choi JW, Jia Y, Nana AL, Brady OA, Cruz Hernandez JC, Nishimura N, Seeley W, Hu F. Lysosomal prosaposin trafficking impairment is a novel disease mechanism in frontotemporal lobar degeneration due to progranulin mutation. Nat Commun 8, 15277 (2017).

Bracko O, Pietro V, Lazzarino G, Amorini AM, Tavazzi B, Artmann J, Wong EC, Buxton RB, Weller M, Luft AR, Wegener S. 3- nitropropionic acid-induced ischemia tolerance in the rat brain is mediated by reduced metabolic activity and cerebral blood. 2014 Sep;34(9):1522-30.Click here

Kleine Borgmann FB, Bracko O, Jessberger S. Imaging neurite outgrowth of adult-born granule cells. Development 140: 2823-2827 (2013).      Click here

Bracko, O*, Singer, T*; Aigner, S, Knobloch M, Winner, B, Ray, J, Clemenson, GD, Suh, H, Couillard-Despres, S, Aigner, L, Gage, H. F, and Jessberger, S. Gene expression profiling of neural stem cells and their neuronal progeny reveals IGF2 as a regulator of adult hippocampal neurogenesis. Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (10) 3376-3387 (2012). *Denotes equal contribution. Click here

Koo SC*, Bracko O*, Park MS, Schwab R, Chun HJ, Park KM, Seo JS, Grbic V, Balasubramanian S, Schmid M, Godard F, Yun DJ, Lee SY, Cho MJ, Weigel D and Kim MC. Control of lateral organ development and flowering time by the Arabidopsis thaliana MADS-box Gene AGAMOUS-LIKE6. The Plant Journal, 62: 807-816 (2010). *Denotes equal contribution. Click here

Dieck T, Altrock WD, Kessels MM, Qualmann B, Regus H, Brauner D, Fejtová A, Bracko O, Gundelfinger ED, Brandstätter JH. Molecular dissection of the photoreceptor ribbon synapse: physical interaction of Bassoon and RIBEYE is essential for the assembly of the ribbon complex. Journal of Cell Biology, 168(5), 825-836 (2005). Click here