Dr. Vera Marashi

Curriculum Vitae

Studies of biology, majoring in zoology, minoring in biochemistry and microbiology at the University of Münster. Doctoral degree at the University of Münster, Institute of Neuro and Behavioural Biology (with Prof. Dr. Norbert Sachser) in 2003. Cumulative dissertation (PhD) on "Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Behavioral, Endocrinological, and Immunological Parameters in Mice." 2003–2006 scientist at the Institute for Veterinary Physiology at the University of Gießen (with Prof. Dr. Hanno Würbel). 2006–2009 at the Institute of Laboratory Animal Science at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (with Prof. Dr. Thomas Rülicke). 2010–2012 Affiliate Safety Representative (drug safety/pharmacovigilance) with Abbott GmbH, Vienna. Officer Pharmacovigilance with Baxter Healthcare GmbH, Vienna. From 2013 Senior Postdoc at the Messerli Research Institute.

 

Main fields of research

  • Behavior, stress physiology, environmental enrichment, 3R, animal welfare

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Teaching

Teaching at the University of Münster, the University of Gießen and the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

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Animal Welfare

Establishing placement of former lab animals from research and teaching (mice, rats, rabbits) at private persons and care institutions, including preparing the animals (medical check, if necessary health care, castration, professional socialization of animals living in groups). Building networks of persons and organizations involved in animal welfare, e.g. "Second Life" and vets.

 

Publications

Marashi, V./Ruelicke, T. (2012): The Bruce Effect in Norway Rats. Biology of Reproduction 86 (1), 1-5

Coutellier, L./Friedrich, A. C./Failing, K./Marashi, V./Würbel, H. (2009): Effects of foraging demand on maternal behaviour and adult offspring anxiety and stress responses in C57BL/6 mice. Behavioural Brain Research 196(2), 192-199.

Coutellier, L./Friedrich, A. C./Failing, K./Marashi, V./Würbel, H. (2008): Effects of rat odour and shelter on maternal behaviour in C57BL/6 dams and on fear and stress responses in their adult offspring. Physiology & Behavior 94(3), 393-404.

Marashi, V./Barnekow, A./Sachser, N. (2004): Effects of environmental enrichment on males of a docile inbred strain of mice. Physiology & Behavior 82, 765-776.

Prior, H./Schwegler, H./Marashi, V./Sachser, N. (2004): Exploration, emotionality, and hippocampal mossy fibers in nonaggressive AB/Gat and congenic highly aggressive mice. Hippocampus 14, 135-140.

Marashi, V. (2003): Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Behavioral, Endocrinological, and Immunological Parameters in Mice. Dissertation at the University of Münster.

Marashi, V./Barnekow, A./Ossendorf, E./Sachser, N. (2003): Effects of different forms of environmental enrichment on behavioral, stressphysiological, and immunological parameters in male mice. Hormones and Behavior 43, 281-292.

Marashi, V./Schneider-Stock, R./Epplen, J. T./Sachser, N. (1998): Die ethologische Charakterisierung zweier nahverwandter Mäuse-Inzuchtstämme: Ein Beitrag zur Molekulargenetik komplexen Verhaltens. In: Aktuelle Arbeiten zur artgemäßen Tierhaltung 1997. KTBL Schrift 380, Darmstadt, 155-163.

Marashi, V. (1997): Die ethologische Charakterisierung zweier nahverwandter Mäuse-Inzuchtstämme: Ein Beitrag zur Molekulargenetik komplexen Verhaltens. Master thesis at the University of Münster.

 

 

 

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