Short CV/Education and training

  • 1959
    Born in Vienna, Austria

  • 1977 – 1983
    Studied Veterinary medicine in Vienna

  • 1983
    The Upjohn Company, Vienna

  • 1984 – 1990
    Lecturer at Medical Clinic #1 for Equids, Small Animals and Fowl (Internal Medicine) of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

  • 1986
    Doctorate in veterinary medicine

  • 1990 – 1993
    Postdoctoral research associate, then lecturer at the Institute of Zoological Neurology, University of Bern, Switzerland

  • 1994
    Diplomate of the ECVN (European College of Veterinary Neurology)

  • 1994
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), promotion to private lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bern

  • 1994 – 1995
    Postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Clinical Studies, Immunology at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

  • 1995 – 1996
    Private lecturer at the Institute of Zoological Neurology and in the Department of Immunology, Institute of Veterinary Virology, University of Bern

  • 1996
    University lecturer at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

  • Since 1999
    W2 professor of neurology at the Clinic for Small Animals, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

  • Since 2002
    Vice president for teaching, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Selected publications

  • Somberg, R.L. et al.: Postnatal development of T cells in dogs with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency. In: J. of Immunology 156, 1996. pp. 1431-1435. (IF 6,0)

  • Tipold, A. et al.: Lymphocyte subsets and CD45RA positive T-cells in normal canine cerebrospinal fluid. In: J. Neuroimmunology 82, 1998. pp. 90 – 95. (IF 3,15)

  • Burgener, I. et al.: Chemotactic activity and IL-8 levels in the cerebrospinal fluid in canine steroid responsive meningitis-arteriitis. In: J. Neuroimmunology 89, 1998. pp. 182 – 190. (IF 3,15)

  • Tipold, A.: Early T-cell response in the central nervous system in canine distemper virus infection. In: Acta Neuropathologica 97, 1999. pp. 45 – 56. (IF 6,3)

  • Cherpillod, P. et al.: DNA vaccine encoding nucleocapsid and surface proteins of wild type canine distemper virus protects ist natural host against distemper. In: Vaccine 18, 2000. pp. 2927 – 2836. (IF 3,29)

  • Tipold, A.. et al.: Partial protection and intrathecal invasion of CD8+ T cells in acute canine distemper virus infection. In: Veterinary Microbiology 83, 2001. pp. 189 – 203. (IF 2,3)

  • Stein, V. et al.: Microglial cell activation in demyelinating canine distemper lesions. In: J. Neuroimmunol. 153, 2004. pp. 122-131. (IF 3,15)

  • Löscher, W. et al.: Anticonvulsant efficacy of the low-affinity partial benzodiazepine receptor agonist ELB 138 in a dog seizure model and in epileptic dogs with spontaneously recurrent seizures. In: Epilepsia 45, 2004. pp. 1228-1239. (IF 3,7)

  • Pekcec, A. et al.: Over-expression of P-glycoprotein in the canine brain following spontaneous status epilepticus. In: Epilepsy Research 83, 2009. pp. 144 – 151. (IF 2,4)

  • Schmitte, R. et al.: Genetically modified canine Schwann cells – In vitro and in vivo evaluation of their suitability for peripheral nerve tissue engineering. In: J. Neuroscience Methods 186, 2010. pp. 202 – 208. (IF 2,09)

  • Pekcec, A. et al.: Age-dependent decline of blood-brain barrier P-glycoprotein expression in the canine brain. Neurobiology of Aging, oi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging. 2009.08.014, 2010. (IF 5,9)


Selected projects

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) FOR 1103

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Associate editor

  • European College of Veterinary Neurology (education committee)

  • Vice president for teaching, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

Additional qualifications

  • Diplomate of the ECVN (European College of Veterinary Neurology)


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