Johannes Kohl features as October “Scientist to Watch” in The Scientist

A former PhD student from Greg Jefferis’ group in the LMB’s Neurobiology Division, Johannes, is researching the neural circuitry behind instinct. In this feature, he illustrates his journey from his undergraduate days to his PhD at the LMB to the establishment of his own lab at the Francis Crick Institute in London this January. Johannes is investigating how transient physiological states such as hunger, stress, or tiredness affect the neural circuits underlying parenting, feeding, and aggressive behaviours. In 2018, he had won the Eppendorf and Science Prize for neurobiology for research that makes sense of how a cluster of neurons controls parenting behaviours in mice. More