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April 19th, 2012: Sharon Hunt (Stanford University) is receiving the ISHLT Lifetime Achievment Award: Lights, camera, ACTION!
July 2012: Xiaoqin Hua is receiving the "Mentee/Mentor Award from the TTS (The Transplantation Society) in Berlin". Congratulations!
January 2013: Xiaoqin Hua is the "ImmunoTools Award" winner from Hamburg. Congratulations!
There are two major areas of focus in the laboratory. First, we are interested in transplant immunology after heart and lung transplantation with particular focus on translational research and investigation of underlying mechanisms of acute and chronic graft rejection. The second area of study addresses the immunobiology of adult and embryonic stem cells. In particular we are applying our knowledge of transplant immunology to the field of stem cell transplantation in the hope that this will provide new therapeutic options in the future.
Our lab is located on the 1st floor within the "Campus Forschung" at the University Hospital Hamburg. The "Campus Forschung" was built in 2007 and combines all areas of research within one building, encouraging interdisciplinary interactions and collaborations.
Our lab belongs to the University Heart Center Hamburg (Cardiovascular Surgery; Director and Chairman: Hermann Reichenspurner, MD, PhD).
The lab is separated in the cell culture lab, molecular biology area, histology area, surgery and imaging lab.
Prof. Dr. med. Sonja Schrepfer
W3 Heisenberg Professor (DFG)
Consulting Professor at Stanford University (CT Surgery)
Tobias Deuse, MD, PhD, Attending
Alexander Dutsch, Medical Student
Top 10% Excellence Mentoring Program of the University
Julien Guihaire, Postdoctoral Fellow
Ryo Itagaki, Postdoctoral Fellow
Christiane Pahrmann, BS, Lab Manager
Laura Peters, Doctoral Student
Stephanie Schmidt, Doctoral Student
Mandy Stubbendorff, DVM, CT, postdoc
Dong Wang, Doctoral Student, Graduiertenkolleg "Individualized Cardiovascular Medicine" of the CVRC
Top 10% Mentoring Program of the University for Medical Students
Caterina Welz, Office Managerin
Viktoria Müller, Doctoral Student
Antje Grabosch, PhD, postdoc
Postdoctoral Fellow (2010-2013)
Research Focus: Immune response against different proteins used for cell tracking (GFP, luc)
Research Focus: Experimental studies to investigate new mechanisms involved in acute and chronic rejection after heart and lung transplantation
Life after the lab: Resident in CT Surgery, University Wuxi, China
Student Researcher (2009)
Research Focus: Experimental models of heart transplantation; immunobiology of mesenchymal stem cells
Life after the lab: College Student at Stanford University
Student Researcher (2011)
Research focus: Tolerance Induction through hematopoietic transplantation
Life after the lab: Molecular Biology, Student, University Vienna
Student Researcher (2012)
Research focus: Pluripotency of embryonic stem cells
Life after the lab: Nutritional Science, Student, University Munich
PhD Student (2010 - 2012)
PhD Thesis: Immunobiology of umbilical cord lining mesenchymal stem cells
Student Researcher (2012)
Research focus: Mouse embryonic stem cells
Life after the lab: Medical School, University Hamburg