Membrane Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Research group leader


  • Andrea Chicca, Dr.
  • Mark Bauer, Dr.
  • Patricia Schenker, Dr.
  • Salome M. Gachet, Dr.
  • Sujay Guha, Dr.
  • Matthias Rubin, MSc
  • Vanessa Petrucci, MSc
  • Serafina Calarcaro, MSc
  • Sandra Glasmacher, MSc
  • Andrea Salm, MSc

Research focuses

  • Molecular Pharmacology
  • Endocannabinoid System
  • Membrane Transporters
  • Drug Discovery


  • LC-MS/MS und GC-MS
  • Chemical Biology
  • Behavior
  • FACS
  • FLIPR Tetra Screening
  • Radioligand-Assays
  • Activity-Based Protein Profiling


Short description

We are interested in designing novel chemical tools to better understand biochemical processes related to the endocannabinoid system in the CNS. A focus of our group is to understand the role of peptide endocannabinoids and the elucidation of endocannabinoid membrane transport mechanisms. We use our knowledge on investigational small molecules to alter behavior and for drug discovery.

Further information

Research group’s website