Molecular Physiology

Stella Nolte

PhD student

Phone: +49 431 880-2581
Telefax: +49 431 880-4197

Short CV

  • since 2014
PhD student, Kiel University, Germany
  • 2013 - 2014
Research assistant, Kiel University, Germany
  • 2012
Maternity leave
  • 2012
Research assistant, MPI for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany
  • 2011 - 2012
Diploma project, MPI for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany
  Thesis: "Genetics of resistance to sigma virus in Drosophila"


Research topic

I am generally interested in the evolution of organ systems and regulatory mechanisms in metabolic pathways to match with changing environmental conditions. I am further interested in animal phylogeny and systematics.

For my PhD I am working on the dopaminergic system of the fruit fly. The focus of my research lies on the physiological role of dopamine receptors and the effects of Rotenone exposure on dopaminergic cells and their cellular processes.

To answer my research questions I am analysing the flies‘ behavioural and activity patterns, metabolic parameters and gene expression. I started working on my PhD in 2014 on the topic dopaminergic system of the fruit fly. 


2014  Fink C, Schukies S, von Frieling J, Roeder T. Molekulare Analyse aminerger Signalwege im ZNS der Taufliege. Biospektrum 06.2014: 636-639.