People at the IRTG 1902

IRTG 1902 consists of 9 Principal Investigators of the Heinrich Heine University and  2 of the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF), 11 PhD students and 3 medical students.

The IRTG1902 Graduate Students

01 Members of IRTG 1902 at HHU Düsseldorf (March 2017)

01 Members of IRTG 1902 at HHU Düsseldorf (March 2017)

Photo of Axel  Gödecke

Spokesman Germany

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke

Institute of Cardiovascular Physiology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Spokesman/Sprecher USA

Prof. Dr. Norbert Leitinger

Department of Pharmacology
Robert M. Berne Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Virginia
Principal Investigators
Graduate Students
  • Kirsten JanderP1: Regulation of vascular functions by the transcription factor
    Grainyhead-like 3
    PD. Dr. rer. nat. Altschmied
  • Tim SpannbruckerP2 assoz.: Molecular mechanisms of cellular senescence induced by carbon nanoparticles in lung epithelial cells
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. J. Haendeler
  • Laura Sophie HilgerP4: Role of the IPP complex in VEGFR3 signalling and lymphatic vascular growth
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Eckhard Lammert
  • Marcel Buchholzer (Doctoral Speaker)P6: Molecular mechanisms of RASopathy-associated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    Prof. Dr. Reza Ahmadian
  • Felicia HartmannP7: Role of Hyaluronan synthase 3 for phenotypic switching of smooth muscle cells and immune responses during atheroprogression.
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Fischer
  • Vici OenartoP8 Heart adipose Tissue Crosstalk
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke
  • Lisa Kalfhues (Doctoral Speaker)P8 Metabolic alterations after heart failure
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke
  • Jacqueline KatzerP8 AKT-isoform specific effects on cardiac hypertrophy development induced by Angiotensin II (Ang2)
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke
  • Frederik BarbarinoP9: Targeting spectrin and redox switches to regulate the mechanoproperties of red blood cells
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Miriam M. Cortese-Krott
  • Mina YakoubP10: Effect of short chain fatty acids on the cardiovascular and renal system
    Prof. Dr. med. Lars Christian Rump
  • Christoph OwenierP11: Functional role of Ecto-5´-nucleotidase (CD73) on cardiac fibroblasts after myocardial infarction in mice
    Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Schrader
  • Kim Jürgen KrottAssoz. Elvers: Impact of platelets and red blood cells on thrombosis under conditions of hypoxia: Mechanisms and consequences
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Margitta Elvers
MD Students
  • Mark ZurekP2: Role of Thioredoxin-1 in cardiac myofibroblast differentiation
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. J. Haendeler
  • Lukas SchmitzP8: Cardiac remodeling and angiogenesis in myocardial infarction
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke
  • Mirjam PfefferP8: Alteration in gene expression levels due to heart failure in cardiac p38 MAPKinase KO mice
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke
  • Finja MöllerP8: Proteinkinase B and its role in the regulation of autophagy
    Prof. Dr. Axel Gödecke
  • Jana NemmerP8: Alterations in liver metabolism and inflammation due to heart failure in cardiac p38 MAP Kinase KO mice
    Prof. Dr. Axel Gödecke
  • Tim StemmerP8: Entwicklung einer Herzinsuffizienz unter Angiotensin II-Stimulation in der p38 knock out Maus - Bedeutung der mitochondrialen Funktion
    Prof. Dr. Axel Gödecke
  • Phil-Torben MüllerP8: Bedeutung von Foxo-Transkriptionsfaktoren bei der Herzinsuffizienzentwicklung in induzierbaren kardiomyozytären Akt1/2 knock out Mäusen
    Prof. Dr. Axel Gödecke
  • Jennifer DirzkaP9: Effects of diabetes and oxidative stress on endothelial function as assessed by aortic ring assay
    Prof. Dr. med. Malte Kelm
  • Sascha HögesP10: Role of endothelial dysfunction on blood pressure in apolipoproteinEand Mas-/apolipoprotein E-deficient mice
    PD Dr. Johannes Stegbauer
  • Katharina GraveP10:Einfluss von Angiotensin-(1-7) auf die Gefäßfunktion bei Atherosklerose
    Prof. Dr. med. Lars Christian Rump
  • Elisabeth BodenP11: Rolle der A2A,A2B Rezeptoren bei experimentellem Herzinfarkt
    Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Schrader
  • Henrike GebhardtP11: Role of cardiac iNKT cells during cardio-renal communication
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schrader
  • Henrike HörmannAssociated Project: Role and importance of the extracellular matrix protein Biglycan in platelet adhesion and thrombus formation
    Prof. Dr. Margitta Elvers
  • Stefanie KohlgrüberP1: Identification of post-translational modifications and interaction partners of the transcription factor grainyhead-like 3 (GRHL3)
    PD Dr. rer. nat. J. Altschmied
  • Philipp JakobsP2: Regulation of Thioredoxin-1, nuclear factor E2-related factor 2 and their nuclear interaction partners in the cardiovascular system
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. J. Haendeler
  • Sofia UrnerP4: Role of integrin and VEGFR signaling in cardiovascular lumen formation and expansion
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. E. Lammert
  • Ehsan AminP6:Rho-signaling in EC/VSMC myo-endothelial interaction
    PD Dr. rer. nat. R. Ahmadian
  • Nenja KrügerP5:Vascular Fto has cell-type specifc functions in regulation of myogenic tone.
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. U. Rüther
  • Lucia LeitnerP8 Interorgan Communication between Heart and Skeletal Muscle
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke
  • Eva LachmannP8: Analysis of the cardiac mitochondrial phosphoproteome in Akt-KO-mice
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Axel Gödecke
  • Lukas DiederichP9: Pnx-1 channel on RBCs: NO-dependent regulation, and control of blood pressure
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Miriam M. Cortese-Krott
  • Guang YangP10: Deletion of the Mas Receptor Aggravates the Development of Atheroslerosis and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms in Apolipoprotein E-Deficient Mice
    Prof. Dr. med. Lars Christian Rump
  • Susanne HomannP7: Crosstalk between periaortic adipocytes and vascular smooth muscle cells during atherosclerosis
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. J. Fischer
  • Nicole GörldtP11: Role of Adenosine A2a/A2b Receptors in Cardio-Renal Crosstalk
    Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Schrader
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