Univ. Prof. Dr. Harald Sitte
Center for Physiology and Pharmacology
Institute of Pharmacology
Medical University of Vienna
Waehringerstr. 13A, 1090 Vienna, Austria
» Sitte Lab at the Medical University of Vienna
The Sitte laboratory is interested in understanding the structure-function relationships in neurotransmitter transporters and their importance with respect to several disorders, such as neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, and substance abuse disorders. At the molecular level, the lab focusses on understanding drug action, especially of new psychoactive substances, psychostimulants, and protein-protein interactions which are mainly studied by the use of fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence resonance energy transfer. In addition, the laboratory has specialized in the past ten years in the elucidation and confirmation of protein-protein interactions by mass spectrometry.
Harald Sitte is medical doctor and has specialized in Pharmacology and Toxicology and is a full professor for Psychopharmacology at the Medical University of Vienna.
Main areas of research
- Analysis of structure/function relationships in neurotransmitter transporters
- Trafficking behavior and clinical significance of neurotransmitter transporters
- Neurotransmitter transporter and associated proteins
- Cocaine, Amphetamine and Congeners – new psychoactive substances