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Neurophysiological Research Faculty/Staff

Niklas Manz, PhD

Niklas Manz

Henri Begleiter Neurodynamics Laboratory

Clinical Assistant Professor and Research Scientist (Physics)


2003-2006 — Postdoc (physico-chemical non-equilibrium systems), Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

2002 — Ph.D. in physics (nonlinear dynamical systems), Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

1997 — M.S. in physics (experimental physics), Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina at Braunschweig and the National Institute of Natural and Engineering Sciences, Germany

1991 — B.S. in physics, Technical University Carolo-Wilhelmina at Braunschweig, Germany


Link to my more informative web site - including my research in "Pattern Formation and Nonlinear Phenomena".


All pdf files can be downloaded from my ResearchGate site. 



"If all your papers are accepted, your career will blossom, but you have to forget about the Nobel prize"

Alexei A. Abrikosov (Nobel Prize in Physics 2003) during his talk at the APS March Meeting 2004 explaining the happy ending to the 50% rejection rate of his early paper submissions.



J.-C. Wang, T. Foroud, A. L. Hinrichs, N. X. H. Le, S. Bertelsen, J. P. Budde, O. Harari, D. L. Koller, L. Wetherill, A. Agrawal, L. Almasy, A. I. Brooks, K. Bucholz, D. Dick, V. Hesselbrock, E. O. Johnson, S. Kang, M. Kapoor, J. Kramer, S. Kuperman, P. A. F. Madden, N. Manz, N. G. Martin, J. N. McClintick, G. W. Montgomery, J. I. Nurnberger Jr, M. Rangaswamy, J. Rice, M. Schuckit, J. A. Tischfield, J. B. Whitfield, X. Xuei, B. Porjesz, A. C. Heath, H. .J. Edenberg, L. J. Bierut, and A. M. Goate:
"A genome wide association study of alcohol dependence symptom counts in extended pedigrees identifies C15orf53"
Molecular Psychiatry 18 (2013), 1218-1224
D.B. Chorlian, M. Rangaswamy, N. Manz, J.-C. Wang, D. Dick, L. Almasy, L. Bauer, K. Bucholz, T. Foroud, V. Hesselbrock, S Kang, J. Kramer, S. Kuperman, J. Nurnberger Jr., J. Rice, M. Schuckit, J. Tischfield, H.J. Edenberg, A. Goate, L. Bierut, and B. Porjesz.:
"Genetic and neurophysiological correlates of the age of onset of alcohol use disorders in adolescents and young adults"
Behavior Genetics 43 (2013), 386-401
S. J. Kang, M. Rangaswamy, N. Manz, J.-C. Wang, L. Wetherill, T. Hinrichs, L. Almasy, A. Brooks, D. B. Chorlian, D. Dick, V. Hesselbrock, J. Kramer, S. Kuperman, J. Nurnberger Jr, J. Rice, M. Schuckit, J. Tischfield, L.J. Bierut, H. J. Edenberg, A. Goate, T. Foroud, and B. Porjesz:
"Family-based Genome-wide Association Study of Frontal Theta Oscillations Identifies Potassium Channel Gene KCNJ6"
Genes, Brain and Behavior 11 (2012), 712-719.
C. Kamarajan, M. Rangaswamy, N. Manz, D. B. Chorlian, A. K. Pandey, B. N. Roopesh, and B. Porjesz:
"Topography, Power, and Current Source Density of Theta Oscillations during Reward Processing as Markers for Alcohol Dependence"
Human Brain Mapping 33 (2012), 1019-1039.
M. Kapoor, J. C Wang, S. Bertelsen, K. Bucholz, J. P Budde, A. Hinrichs, A. Agrawal, A. Brooks, D. B Chorlian, D. Dick, V. Hesselbrock, T. Foroud, J. Kramer, S. Kuperman, N. Manz, J. Nurnberger Jr, B. Porjesz, J. P Rice, J. Tischfield, X. Xuei, M. Schuckit, H. J Edenberg, L. J Bierut, and A. Goate (2012).
"Variants located upstream of CHRNB4 on chromosome 15q25.1 are associated with age at onset of daily smoking and habitual smoking"
PLoS ONE7 (2012), e33513.
A. K. Pandey, C. Kamarajan, Y. Tang, D. B. Chorlian, B. N. Roopesh, N. Manz, A. Stimus, M. Rangaswamy, and B. Porjesz:
"Neurocognitive Deficits in Male Alcoholics: An ERP/sLORETA Analysis of the N2 Component in an Equal Probability Go/NoGo Task"
Biological Psychiatry 89 (2012), 170-182.
J. Derringer, R. F. Krueger, N. Manz, B. Porjesz, L. Almasy, E. Bookman, H. J. Edenberg, J. R. Kramer, J. A. Tischfield, GENEVA consortium, and L. J. Bierut:
"Non-replication of an association of SGIP1 SNPs with alcohol dependence and theta EEG power"
Psychiatric Genetics 21 (2011), 265-266.
M. Zlojutro, N. Manz, M. Rangaswamy, X. Xuei, L. Flury-Wetherill, D. Koller, L. J. Bierut, A. Goate, V. Hesselbrock, S. Kuperman, J. Nurnberger Jr., J. P. Rice, M. A. Schuckit, T. Foroud, H. J. Edenberg, B. Porjesz, and L. Almasy:
"Genome-wide association study of theta band event-related oscillations identifies serotonin receptor gene HTR7 influencing risk of alcohol dependence"
American Journal of Medical Genetics B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics 156 (2011), 44-58.
A. C. H. Chen, N. Manz, Y. Tang, M. Rangaswamy, L. Almasy, S. Kuperman, J. Nurnberger Jr, S. J. O'Connor, H. J. Edenberg, M. A. Schuckit, J. Tischfield, T. Foround, L. Bierut, J. Rohrbaugh, J. P. Rice, V. Hesselbrock, B. Porjesz
"Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Corticotropin Releasing Hormone Receptor 1 Gene (CRHR1) Are Associated with Quantitative Traits of Event-Related Potential and Alcohol Dependence"
Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 34 (2010), 988-996.
C. Kamarajan, M. Rangaswamy, Y. Tang, D. B. Chorlian, A. K. Pandey, B. N. Roopesh, N. Manz, R. Saunders, A. T. Stimus, and B. Porjesz
"Dysfunctional reward processing in male alcoholics: An ERP study during a gambling task"
Journal of Psychiatric Research 44 (2010), 576-590.
G. Bordyugov, N. Fischer, H. Engel, N. Manz, and Oliver Steinbock
"Anomalous dispersion in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction: Experiments and modeling"
Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 239 (2010), 766-775.
C. Kamarajan, B. Porjesz, M. Rangaswamy, Y. Tang, D.B. Chorlian, A. Padmanabhapillai, R. Saunders, A. K. Pandey, B. N. Roopesh, N. Manz, A. T. Stimus, and H. Begleiter
"Brain signatures of monetary loss and gain: outcome-related potentials in a single outcome gambling task"
Behavioural Brain Research 197 (2009), 62-76.
C. Kamarajan, M. Rangaswamy, D. B. Chorlian, N. Manz, Y. Tang, A. K. Pandey, B. N. Roopesh, A. T. Stimus, and B. Porjesz
"Theta oscillations during the processing of monetary loss and gain: A perspective on gender and impulsivity"
Brain Research 1235 (2008), 45-62.
O. U. Kheowan, V.A. Davydov, N. Manz, and S. C. Müller
"Compensation of curvature effects by illumination"
Physics Letters A 367 (2007), 311-315.
N. Manz and O. Steinbock
"Propagation failures, breathing pulses, and backfiring in an excitable reaction-diffusion system"
Chaos 16 (2006), 037112.
N. Manz, B. T. Ginn, and O. Steinbock
"Propagation Failure Dynamics of Wave Trains in Excitable Systems"
Physical Review E 73 (2006), 066218.
N. Manz and O. Steinbock
"Dynamics of excitation pulses with attractive interaction: Kinematic analysis and chemical wave experiments"
Physical Review E 70 (2004), 066213.
N. Manz and O. Steinbock
"Tracking Waves and Spiral Drift in Reaction-Diffusion Systems with Finite Bandwidth Dispersion Relation"
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 108 (2004), 5295-5298.
N. Manz, C. T. Hamik, and O. Steinbock
"Tracking Waves and Vortex Nucleation in Excitable Systems with Anomalous Dispersion"
Physical Review Letters 92 (2004), 248301.
N. Manz, B. T Ginn, and O. Steinbock
"Meandering spiral waves in the 1,4-cyclohexanedione Belousov-Zhabotinsky system catalyzed by Fe[batho(SO3)2]34-/3-"
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 107 (2003), 11008-11012.
N. Manz and S. C. Müller
"Fabrication of quasi-two-dimensional, heterogeneously curved Belousov-Zhabotinsky systems"
Review of Scientific Instruments 74 (2003), 5161-5166.
N. Manz, V. A. Davydov, S. C. Müller, and M. Bär
"Dependence of the spiral rotation frequency on the surface curvature of reaction-diffusion systems"
Physics Letters A 316 (2003), 311-316.
N. Manz, V. A. Davydov, V. S. Zykov, and S. C. Müller
"Excitation fronts in a spatially modulated light-sensitive Belousov-Zhabotinsky system"
Physical Review E 66 (2002), 036207.
V. A. Davydov, N. Manz, O. Steinbock, and S. C. Müller
"Critical properties of excitation waves on curved surfaces: Curvature-dependent loss of excitability"
Europhysics Letters 59 (2002), 344-350.
C. T. Hamik, N. Manz, and O. Steinbock
"Anomalous Dispersion and Attractive Pulse Interaction in the 1,4-Cyclohexanedione Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction"
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 105 (2001), 6144-6153.
V. A. Davydov, N. Manz, O. Steinbock, V. S. Zykov, and S. C. Müller
"Excitation Fronts on a Periodically Modulated Curved Surface"
Physical Review Letters 85 (2000), 868-871.
N. Manz, S. C. Müller, and O. Steinbock
"Anomalous dispersion of chemical waves in a homogeneously catalyzed reaction system"
Journal of Physical Chemistry A 104 (2000), 5895-5896.


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