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Julia Kargl, PhD:

Otto Loewi Research Centre, Division of Pharmacology, Medical University of Graz, Universitätsplatz 4, A-8010 Graz; phone: +43-316-385 74105, fax: +43-316-380 9645, ✉ e-mail

Curriculum Vitae

Personal data:

Date of birth: October 1985                
Place of birth:


Linz, Austria


University education:


BSc, Studies of Molecular Biology, University of Graz, Austria 

2007 - 2008               MSc, Studies of Molecular Microbiology, University of Graz, Austria (Graduation with Distinction)              

2008 - 2012                      

PhD, PhD Program Molecular Medicine, Medical University Graz, Austria (Graduation with Distinction)               

Professional experiences:


Visiting Scientist, Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, USA (PI: T Finco)

2010 - 2011
Visiting Scientist, University of California, San Francisco, USA



Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, Medical University Graz, Austria



Postdoctoral fellow, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, USA

since 2017



Group leader (Univ.-Ass.) at the Otto Loewi Research Center, Division of Pharmacology, Medical University Graz, Austria          

Reviewer activities:

2013 – now



Reviewer for scientific journals (Pharmacology, JOVE – Journal of Visualized Experiments, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Mediators and Inflammation, BMC Cancer)

Top 5 Oral Presentations          

Oct. 2017 Nanostring Summit Frankfurt, Germany and London, UK
July 2017 EACR Cancer Genomics, Cambridge, UK
Feb 2017 AGBT Meeting, Florida, USA

May 2014


EMBO Meeting - Tumor Microenvironment and Signaling, Heidelberg, GER

July 2012


Joint Meeting University of Graz and Technical University of Graz, AUT

Top 5 Honors and awards          

2014 Research Award of the Austrian Pain Society (preclinical)
2013 Hans-Horst-Meyer Award (Austrian Pharmacology Society)
2013 FP7 –Marie Curie – IOF – PEOPLE - 331255 fellowship (3 years consumed)           
2012 Fellowship of the Max-Kade Foundation – 1 year Postdoc (not consumed)       
2012  Austrian Life Science Award 2012 (Best PhD Thesis)              
2011     OEFG Fellowship – International Communication – Travel Grant      
2010                  BACA Visiting Scientists Program
2010                  EMBO Short Term Fellowship – 3 months research stay at UCSF    
2008                Research fellowship from the Austrian Government – 1 year


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