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Anika M. Hartz, PhD


(859) 218-3856
124 Healthy Kentucky Research Building, 760 Press Avenue


  • Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Nutritional Sciences

College Unit(s)

Other Affiliation(s)
  • Sanders-Brown Center on Aging
  • Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Center Affiliated Faculty

Biography and Education


2005 PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Heidelberg, Germany 2002 BS Pharmacy - University of Heidelberg, Germany


Regulation of blood-brain barrier function in neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and brain cancer.

Selected Publications

1. Wolf A, Bauer B, Hartz AMS, ABC Transporters and the Alzheimer's Disease Enigma, Frontiers in Psychiatry 3:54, 2012 (Invited Review) [PubMed] [Full Text] 2. Hartz AMS, Bauer B, Soldner ELB, Wolf A, Boy S, Backhaus R, Mihaljevic I, Bogdahn U, Klünemann HH, Schuierer G, Schlachetzki F, Amyloid beta mediates loss of blood-brain barrier integrity in mice and humans with cerebral amyloid angiopathy, Stroke 43(2):514-23, 2012 [PubMed] [Full Text] 3. Hartz AMS, Mahringer A, Miller DS, Bauer B, 17β-estradiol: a powerful modulator of blood-brain barrier BCRP activity, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 30(10):1742-55, 2010 [PubMed] [Full Text] 4. Hartz AMS, Miller DS, Bauer B, Restoring blood-brain barrier P-glycoprotein reduces brain Aβ in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, Molecular Pharmacology 77(5):715-23, 2010 [PubMed] [Full Text] 5. Hartz AMS, Bauer B, Block ML, Hong JS, Miller DS, Diesel exhaust particles induce oxidative stress, pro-inflammatory signaling, and P-glycoprotein up-regulation at the blood-brain barrier, FASEB Journal 22:2723-2733, 2008 [PubMed] [Full Text] [More publications on PubMed]