Thomas Nickl-Jockschat, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Primary Office: 2318 Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building
169 Newton Rd
Iowa City, IA 52242


University of Regensburg

Resident, RWTH Aachen University
Resident, Neurology, RWTH Aachen University


Chase, H. W., Loriemi, P., Wensing, T., Eickhoff, S. B. & Nickl-Jockschat, T. (2018). Meta-analytic evidence for altered mesolimbic responses to reward in schizophrenia. Human brain mapping. PMID: 29573046.

Wensing, T., Cieslik, E. C., Müller, V. I., Hoffstaedter, F., Eickhoff, S. B. & Nickl-Jockschat, T. (2017). Neural correlates of formal thought disorder: An activation likelihood estimation meta-analysis. Human brain mapping, 38(10), 4946-4965. PMID: 28653797.

Genon, S., Wensing, T., Reid, A., Hoffstaedter, F., Caspers, S., Grefkes, C., Nickl-Jockschat, T. & Eickhoff, S. B. (2017). Searching for behavior relating to grey matter volume in a-priori defined right dorsal premotor regions: Lessons learned. NeuroImage, 157, 144-156. PMID: 28552730.

Grissom, N. M., McKee, S. E., Schoch, H., Bowman, N., Havekes, R., O'Brien, W. T., Mahrt, E., Siegel, S., Commons, K., Portfors, C., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Reyes, T. M. & Abel, T. (2017). Male-specific deficits in natural reward learning in a mouse model of neurodevelopmental disorders. Molecular psychiatry. PMID: 29038598.

Abel, T., Nickl-Jockschat, T. (Eds.) (2016). The Neurobiology of Schizophrenia.

Vogel, K., Timmers, I., Kumar, V., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Bastiani, M., Roebroek, A., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B., Konrad, K., Goebel, R. & Seitz, J. (2016). White matter microstructural changes in adolescent anorexia nervosa including an exploratory longitudinal study. Clinical neuroimaging. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.04.002.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Palomero Gallagher, N., Kumar, V., Hoffstaedter, F., Brügmann, E., Habel, U., Eickhoff, S. B. & Grözinger, M. (2016). Are morphological changes necessary to mediate the therapeutic effects of electroconvulsive therapy?. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci, 266(3), 261-267.

Angelakos, C. C., Watson, A. J., O'Brien, W. T., Krainock, K. S., Nickl-Jockschat, T. & Abel, T. (2016). Hyperactivity and male-specific sleep deficits in the 16p11.2 deletion mouse model of autism.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Stöcker, T., Krug, A., Markov, V., Maximov, I. I., Huang, R., Schneider, F., Habel, U., Eickhoff, S. B., Zerres, K., Nöthen, M. M., Rietschel, M., Jon Shah, N., Treutlein, J. & Kircher, T. (2015). Genetic variation in the G72 gene is associated with increased frontotemporal fiber tract integrity. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 265(4), 291-301. PMID: 25031104.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Janouschek, H., Eickhoff, S. B. & Eickhoff, C. R. (2015). Lack of meta-analytic evidence for an impact of COMT Val158Met genotype on brain activation during working memory tasks. (Vols. 78). (11), pp. e43-6. Biological psychiatry. PMID: 25861704.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Rottschy, C., Thommes, J., Schneider, F., Laird, A. R., Fox, P. T. & Eickhoff, S. B. (2015). Neural networks related to dysfunctional face processing in autism spectrum disorder. Brain structure & function, 220(4), 2355-71. PMID: 24869925.

Michel, T. M., Käsbauer, L., Gsell, W., Jecel, J., Sheldrick, A. J., Cortese, M., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Grünblatt, E. & Riederer, P. (2014). Aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 in sporadic Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism & related disorders, 20 Suppl 1, S68-72. PMID: 24262192.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Stöcker, T., Krug, A., Markov, V., Huang, R., Schneider, F., Habel, U., Eickhoff, S. B., Zerres, K., Nöthen, M. M., Treutlein, J., Rietschel, M., Shah, N. J. & Kircher, T. (2014). A Neuregulin-1 schizophrenia susceptibility variant causes perihippocampal fiber tract anomalies in healthy young subjects. Brain and behavior, 4(2), 215-26. PMID: 24683514.

Loh, N., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Sheldrick, A. J. & Grözinger, M. (2013). Accessibility, standards and challenges of electroconvulsive therapy in Western industrialized countries: a German example. The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, 14(6), 432-40. PMID: 22409536.

Greimel, E., Nehrkorn, B., Schulte-Rüther, M., Fink, G. R., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B., Konrad, K. & Eickhoff, S. B. (2013). Changes in grey matter development in autism spectrum disorder. Brain structure & function, 218(4), 929-42. PMID: 22777602.

Janouschek, H., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Haeck, M., Gillmann, B. & Grözinger, M. (2013). Comparison of methohexital and etomidate as anesthetic agents for electroconvulsive therapy in affective and psychotic disorders. Journal of psychiatric research, 47(5), 686-93. PMID: 23399487.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Kleiman, A., Schulz, J. B., Schneider, F., Laird, A. R., Fox, P. T., Eickhoff, S. B. & Reetz, K. (2012). Neuroanatomic changes and their association with cognitive decline in mild cognitive impairment: a meta-analysis. Brain structure & function, 217(1), 115-25. PMID: 21667303.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Stöcker, T., Markov, V., Krug, A., Huang, R., Schneider, F., Habel, U., Zerres, K., Nöthen, M. M., Treutlein, J., Rietschel, M., Shah, N. J. & Kircher, T. (2012). The impact of a Dysbindin schizophrenia susceptibility variant on fiber tract integrity in healthy individuals: a TBSS-based diffusion tensor imaging study. NeuroImage, 60(2), 847-53. PMID: 22019876.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Habel, U., Michel, T. M., Manning, J., Laird, A. R., Fox, P. T., Schneider, F. & Eickhoff, S. B. (2012). Brain structure anomalies in autism spectrum disorder--a meta-analysis of VBM studies using anatomic likelihood estimation. Human brain mapping, 33(6), 1470-89. PMID: 21692142.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Michel, T. M. (2011). The role of neurotrophic factors in autism. Molecular psychiatry, 16(5), 478-90. PMID: 20938434.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Michel, T. M. (2011). [Genetic and brain structure anomalies in autism spectrum disorders. Towards an understanding of the aetiopathogenesis?]. Der Nervenarzt, 82(5), 618-27. PMID: 20407737.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Schneider, F., Pagel, A. D., Laird, A. R., Fox, P. T. & Eickhoff, S. B. (2011). Progressive pathology is functionally linked to the domains of language and emotion: meta-analysis of brain structure changes in schizophrenia patients. European archives of psychiatry and clinical neuroscience, 261 Suppl 2, S166-71. PMID: 21909731.

Eickhoff, S. B., Nickl-Jockschat, T. & Kurth, F. (2010). [Meta-analyses in clinical brain research]. Der Nervenarzt, 81(1), 32-8. PMID: 20066395.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Paulzen, M., Schneider, F. & Grözinger, M. (2009). Drug interaction can lead to undetectable serum concentrations of quetiapine in the presence of carbamazepine. (Vols. 32). (1), pp. 55. Clinical neuropharmacology. PMID: 19471186.

Baumann, F., Leukel, P., Doerfelt, A., Beier, C. P., Dettmer, K., Oefner, P. J., Kastenberger, M., Kreutz, M., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Bogdahn, U., Bosserhoff, A. K. & Hau, P. (2009). Lactate promotes glioma migration by TGF-beta2-dependent regulation of matrix metalloproteinase-2. Neuro-oncology, 11(4), 368-80. PMID: 19033423.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Rietschel, M. & Kircher, T. (2009). [Correlations between risk gene variants for schizophrenia and brain structure anomalies]. Der Nervenarzt, 80(1), 40-2, 44-6, 48 passim. PMID: 18820892.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Kunert, H. J., Herpertz-Dahlmann, B. & Grözinger, M. (2008). Psychiatric symptoms in a patient with Wolfram syndrome caused by a combination of thalamic deficit and endocrinological pathologies. Neurocase, 15(1), 47-52. PMID: 19090413.

Nickl-Jockschat, T., Arslan, F., Doerfelt, A., Bogdahn, U., Bosserhoff, A. & Hau, P. (2007). An imbalance between Smad and MAPK pathways is responsible for TGF-beta tumor promoting effects in high-grade gliomas. International journal of oncology, 30(2), 499-507. PMID: 17203233.

Arslan, F., Bosserhoff, A. K., Nickl-Jockschat, T., Doerfelt, A., Bogdahn, U. & Hau, P. (2007). The role of versican isoforms V0/V1 in glioma migration mediated by transforming growth factor-beta2. British journal of cancer, 96(10), 1560-8. PMID: 17453002.