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Alumni

2019

  • Abdellatif, Mahmoud: Cardioprotective mechanisms of spermidine in aging and related cardiovascular disease
    • Supervisor: Simon Sedej
  • Daga, Shruti: Leukemic stem cells and a novel method of minimal residual disease detection in acute myeloid leukemia
    • Supervisor: Albert Wölfler
  • Gungl, Anna: Inflammatory profiling reveals Type 2 predominant eosinophilic inflammation and asthmatic airway disease in the Fra2 transgenic mouse model
    • Supervisor: Grazyna Kwapiszewska
  • Mora, Maximiliam: Microbes in restricted indoor environments - with focus on International Space Station and spacecraft associated celan rooms
    • Supervisor: Christine Moissl-Eichinger
  • Bischof, Helmut: Development, characterization and application of novel genetically encoded, fluorescent potassium ion indicators
    • Supervisor: Roland Malli
  • Stryeck, Sarah: Deciphering the intricate interaction network in the beta-catenin destruction complex - the Axin-1 paradigm
    • Supervisor: Tobias Madl
  • Fechter, Karoline: Investigating the role of NR4A1 in aggressive lymphomas
    • Supervisor: Andreas Prokesch & Alexander Deutsch
  • Unterluggauer, julia Judith: Investigating the role of translation initiation factors in aggressive B-cell lymphoma
    • Supervisor: Johannes Haybäck
  • Lögl, Jelena: Paracrine regulation of feto-placental angiogenesis by placental macrophages and trophoblasts
    • Supervisor: Gernot Desoye

2018

  • Depaoli, Maria Rosa: Real-time imaging of mitochondrial AT P dynamics allows metabolic profiling of individual cells
    • Supervisor: Roland Malli
  • Manninger-Wünscher, Martin: Impact of arterial hypertension on electrophysiological and structural arrhythmogenic atrial remodelling
    • Supervisors: Frank Heinzel, Daniel Scherr
  • Frauscher, Bianca: Establishment of a new murine CKD - MBD model and the role of autophagy in uremic vascular media calcification
    • Supervisor: Philipp Eller
  • Gantenbein, Nadine: Eukaryotic Translation Initiation Factors in Non - Small Cell Lung Cancer
    • Supervisor: Johannes Haybäck
  • Mhatre, Ketaki Nitin: Crosstalk between FGF-23- and angiotensin II-mediated Ca2+ signalig in pathological cardiac hypertrophy
    • Supervisor: Frank Heinzel
  • Primessnig, Uwe: Cardiomyocyte dysfunction in a model of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
    • Supervisor: Frank Heinzel
  • Chen, Shukun: Circulating tumor cells as biomarker for minimal residual disease in prostate cancer
    • Supervisor: Peter Sedlmayr
  • Zardoya Laguardia, Pablo: Endothelial indolamine 2,3-dioxygenase-1 in the regulation of placental vascular tone and its potential role in intrauterine growth restriction and preeclampsia
    • Supervisor: Peter Sedlmayr
  • Rupp, Verena: Identification and characterization of Kif1bβ and hsSASS - 6 as novel disease genes for two hereditar y neurological disorders
    • Supervisor: Christian Windpassinger & Michael Speicher
  • Schilcher, Irene Rosa: Anti-inflammatory and ant-oxidative capacity of Endothelial lipase modified -HDL, -ApoB depleted Serum as well as -Serum
    • Supervisor: Sasa Frank

2017

  • Artinger, Katharina: In search for new therapeutic approaches in kidney disease: Investigations into the role of spleen in nephrotoxic serum nephritis
    • Supervisor: Alexander Rosenkranz
  • Hasenöhrl, Carina: Differential roles of G protein-coupled receptors GPR55 and CB1 in colorectal cancer
    • Supervisor: Rudolf Schicho 
  • Lal, Ridhima: Somatic TP53 mutations characterize preleukemic stem cells in acute myeloid leukemia
    • Supervisor: Heinz Sill
  • Mostofi, Sepideh: Cellular & molecular reactions of preosteoblasts to different magnesium implants
    • Supervisor: Annelie-Martina Weinberg  
  • Nagy, Bence Miklos: The role of ABCG2 transporter in Pulmo nary Hypertension (PH)
    • Supervisor: Horst Olschewski

2016

  • Eroglu, Emrah: Shining a Light on Cellular Nitric Oxide Signals
    • Supervisor: Roland Malli
  • Foris, Vasile: Screening for PAH and analysis of prognostic markers in pulmonary hypertension
    • Supervisor: Horst Olschewski
  • Prietl, Barbara: The role of regulatory immune cells in autoimmunity and immune tolerance in type 1 diabetes
    • Supervisor: Thomas Pieber
  • Tomazic, Peter Valentin: Nasal Mucus Proteome and its Involvement in Allergic Rhinitis
    • Supervisor: Doris Lang-Loidolt

2015

  • Curcic, Sanja: Anti-inflammatorische und anti-aggregatorische Eigenschaften von sekretorischer Phospholipase A2 modifieziertem high-density Lipoprotein
    • Supervisor: Gunther Marsche
  • Kirsch, Alexander:Immune Cells in Renal Disease: Regulatory T Cells in Nephrocalcinosis and TH9 Cells in Nephrotoxic Serum Nephritis
    • Supervisor: Alexander Rosenkranz
  • Münzker, Julia: Androgen Patterns in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
    • Supervisor: Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
  • Kremshofer, Julia: The role of the G protein-coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) in human placental endothelial cells
    • Supervisors: Martin Gauster & Berthold Huppertz
  • Schulz, Eduard: Discovering SEMA4A as a novel colorectal cancer predisposition gene
    • Supervisor: Heinz Sill
  • Stancic, Angela Annamagdalena: The endocannabinoid system in intestinal inflammation and colon cancer: role of G protein-coupled receptor 55 and monoacylglycerol lipase
    • Supervisor: Rudolf Schicho
  • Schweintzger, Nina: Pathomechanismen der polymorphen Lichtdermatose 
    • Supervisor: Peter Wolf

2014

  • Biasin, Valentina: Hypoxia-induced vascular remodelling: identification of new molecular target
    • Supervisor: Andrea Olschewski
  • Berghold, Veronika Marlies: Characterization of Phospholipid Scramblase 1 (PLSCR1) in the villous trophoblast of the human placenta
    • Supervisor: Berthold Huppertz
  • Eibinger, Gerald Markus: On the Role of 25-Hydroxycholesterol in Astrocytoma Growth
    • Supervisor: Wolfgang Sattler
  • Ghosh, Arijit: Basic aspects of neuroinflammation
    • Supervisor: Thomas Pieber
  • Hofer, Daniela: Vitamin D and testosterone- is there a relationship?
    • Supervisor: Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
  • Hoffmann, Eva Maria: Establishment of new methods for detection and isolation of circulating tumor cells and circulating cell-free tumor DNA in cancer patients
    • Supervisor: Michael Speicher
  • Jain, Pritesh Prakash: Development of liposomal drug delivery systems for inhalative application of iloprost
    • Supervisor: Andrea Olschewski
  • Kuppusamy Palaniappan, Tamilarasan: Studies on the Role of Lipoprotein Lipase Mediated Lipotoxicity of Skeletal Muscle and the Effect of Adipose Triglyceride Lipase in the Tumor Metabolism
    • Supervisor: Gerald Höfler
  • Kozina Andrijana: Acyl-chain dependent effect of lysophosphatidylcholine on endothelial nitric oxide synthase and nitric oxide bioavailability in endothelial cells
    • Supervisor: Sasa Frank
  • Leithner, Katharina: The role of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase in lung cancer
    • Supervisor: Horst Olschewski
  • Nikam, Aniket Popatrao: Transition between Acute and Chronic Oxidative Liver Damage in a Mouse Model for Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis
    • Supervisor: Peter Abuja
  • Pooja, Jha: Role of Adipose Triglyceride Lipase (ATGL) in Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
    • Supervisor: Gerald Höfler
  • Ravindran Menon, Dinoop: A model Integrating Acquired Drug Resistance in Cancer
    • Supervisor: Helmut Schaider
  • Reginato, Eleonora: Induction of immunological changes induced by photodynamic therapy (PDT) for cancer
    • Supervisor: Peter Wolf
  • Rohban, Rokhsareh: Early Signaling Signature during Stem Cell-Associated Neo-Vasculogenesis Using Proteomic Profiling
    • Supervisor: Dirk Strunk
  • Vinod, Manjula: Posttranscriptional Regulation of Liver X Receptor: Specific role for MicroRNAs
    • Supervisor: Gerhard Kostner

2013

  • Alam, Muhammad Rizwan: Mitochondrial Ca2+ homeostasis and its contribution to metabolism-secretion coupling in pancreatic β-cells
    • Supervisor:Wolfgang Graier
  • Binder, Veronika: Uremic Albumin blocks Reverse Cholesterol Transfer: The Role of Lysine Modifications
    • Supervisor: Gunther Marsche
  • Brkic, Lada: Acyl chain-dependent effect of lysophosphatidylcholine on cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 expression in endothelial cells
    • Supervisor: Sasa Frank
  • Chandran, Nagaraj: Impact of TASK-1 in human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells - Modulation of the two-pore domain channel by vasoactive agents
    • Supervisor: Andrea Olschewski
  • Crnkovic, Slaven: Mechansim behind OMEGA-3 fatty acids´anti-proliferative effect on human pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells
    • Supervisor: Sasa Frank and Andrea Olschewski
  • Cvitic, Silvija: In utero programming of human feto-placental cells: The link to fetal developmental programming and disease susceptibility in adulthood
    • Supervisor: Gernot Desoye
  • Doddapattar, Prakash: Targeting atherosclerosis: chemical, genetic and proteomic approaches
    • Supervisor: Dagmar Kratky
  • El-Heliebi, Amin: Genetic and cytomorphological characterization of circulating tumor cells in patients with renal tumors
    • Supervisor: Berthold Huppertz
  • Flicker, Karin: Characterization of genomic changes in different tumor types by array-CGH
    • Supervisor: Michael Speicher
  • Khan, Muhammad Jadoon: Molecular mechanisms of lipotoxicity in endothelial cells
    • Supervisor:Wolfgang Graier
  • Lam, Do Phuong Uyen: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – Finding Links between Steroids and Glucose Pathways
    • Supervisors: Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch and Thomas Pieber
  • Obrowsky, Sascha: Characterization of intestine-specific lipase-deficient mice
    • Supervisor: Sanja Levak-Frank
  • Rao, Shailaja: Impact of Lysophosphatidylcholines and Endothelial Lipase-modified HDL on vascular reactivity
    • Supervisor: Sasa Frank
  • Schwetz, Verena Maria: The Endocrine Role of the Skeleton – Osteocalcin, Glucose Metabolism and Fertility
    • Supervisor: Barbara Obermayer-Pietsch
  • Sreckovic, Ivana: Functionality of fetal high-density lipoprotein particles: Heterogeneity and relationship to Gestation Diabetes Mellitus
    • Supervisor: Christian Wadsack
  • Waltl, Sabine Evelyn: The effects of systemic inflammation on brain lipid homeostasis
    • Supervisor: Wolfgang Sattler
  • Zabini, Diana: Influence of the microenvironment and the role of cytokines in chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH)
    • Supervisor: Andrea Olschewski

2012

  • Baghdasaryan, Anna: Role of Ligand-activated Nuclear Receptors in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Sclerosing Cholangitis
    • Supervisor: Michael Trauner
  • El-Gamal, Dalia Amr Mohamed Ibrahim: Cyanate is a novel inducer of endothelial dysfunction: A potential link between inflammation, smoking and uremia
    • Supervisors: Gunther Marsche and Akos Heinemann
  • Fuchs, Claudia Daniela: Lipases and bile acids are novel key players in the pathogenesis of hepatic lipotoxicity
    • Supervisor: Michael Trauner
  • Gomes, Luciana Lassance: Effects of the diabetic environment on the feto-placental vasculature
    • Supervisor: Gernot Desoye
  • Hoffmann, Eva Maria: Establishment of new methods for detection and isolation of circulating tumor cells and circulating cell-free tumor DNA in cancer patients
    • Supervisor: Dirk Strunk
  • Kargl, Julia: Trafficking and Signaling of the G protein-coupled receptor 55
    • Supervisor: Maria Waldhör
  • Ljubojevic, Senka: Nucleo-to-cytoplasmic Ca2+ gradients in cardiomyocytes from non-failing and failing mouse and human hearts
    • Supervisor: Burkert Pieske
  • Sedej, Miriam: Signaling and trafficking properties of the PGD2 receptors CRTH2 and DP in a recombinant HEK293 cell model and in human peripheral blood eosinophils
    • Supervisor: Maria Waldhör und Akos Heinemann
  • Senanayake, Upeka Nimanthi: Molecular markers to characterise nephroblastoma and stage2 colorectal carcinoma
    • Supervisors: Gerald Höfler and Michael Speicher
  • Wohlkoenig, Christoph: Mechanisms of hypoxia-induced chemoresistance – role of IAP family members and VEGF
    • Supervisor: Horst Olschewski

2011

  • Aflaki, Elma: Role of adipose triglyceride lipase in macrophage inflammation, cytoskeleton rearrangement and cell survival
    • Supervisor: Dagmar Kratky
  • Aleksic-Babic, Kristina: Evolution of Chromosomal Instability in Hepatocarcinogenesis Studied in Two Different Mouse Models
    • Supervisor: Michael Speicher
  • Chennamsetty, Indumathi:  Transcriptional Regulation of Apolipoprotein(a) The Role of Bile Acids
    • Supervisor: Gerhard Kostner
  • Das, Suman Kumar: Role of Lipolysis in Cancer Associated Cachexia and Regulation of Lipolysis by microRNA 124a
    • Supervisor: Gerald Höfler
  • Etschmaier, Karoline: Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) affects triacylglycerol metabolism at brain barriers
    • Supervisor: Ute Panzenböck
  • Fröhlich, Julia: Oxygen modulates the response of first-trimester trophoblasts to hyperglycemia
    • Supervisors: Gernot Desoye and Berthold Huppertz
  • Holzer, Michael: HDL composition and function in atherosclerosis and chronic kidney diseases
    • Supervisor: Gunther Marsche
  • Kitz, Kerstin: Transcriptional Regulation of Cox-2 Expression in human Osteosarcoma Cells
    • Supervisor: Werner Windischhofer
  • König, Julia Maria: Endothelial differentiation potential of amnion-derived mesenchymal stromal cells
    • Supervisor: Berthold Huppertz
  • Mahajan, Vineet: Molecular Pathogenesis of Chronic Degenerative Liver Diseases: Role of Protein p62 and Keratins
    • Supervisor: Kurt Zatloukal and Helmut Denk and Peter Abuja
  • Nusshold, Christoph: Uptake, Metabolism, and Cellular Activities of Native and Chlorinated Sphingolipids in Neurons
    • Supervisor: Wolfgang Sattler
  • Patankar, Jay Vasant: Intestinal GATA-4 mediates regulation of lipid homeostasis in vivo
    • Supervisor: Sanja Levak-Frank
  • Poparic, Ivana: Mutations in FHL1 impair expression and functionality of potassium voltage-gated channel Kv1.5 in myopathy patients
    • Supervisor: Klaus Wagner
  • Rossmann, Christine Renate: HOCl-HDL-mediated Induction of HO-1 in human Endothelial Cells
    • Supervisor: Ernst Malle
  • Scholler, Monika: Regulation of High-Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Mediated Sterol Transfer Across the Placenta
    • Supervisors: Ute Panzenböck and Gernot Desoye
  • Schweinzer, Cornelia Katrin: Processing of APP in cerebrovascular endothelial cells - regulation by LXR agonists and altered cholesterol homeostasis
    • Supervisor: Ute Panzenböck
  • Sonia Philipose, Sonia Philipose: Novel roles of prostanoid agonists and antagonists in platelet function
    • Supervisors: Rufina Schuligoi and Akos Heinemann
  • Uellen, Andreas: Myeloperoxidase-Mediated Alterations of Plasmalogen Homeostasis Induce Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction
    • Supervisor: Wolfgang Sattler

2010

  • Aghaei Bandbon Balenga, Nariman: The pharmacology and signaling of GPR55 in a recombinant system and in primary human blood neutrophils
    • Supervisor: Maria Waldhör
  • Chandak, Prakash Gopaldas: Role of adipose triglyceride lipase in macrophage function and its impact on atherosclerosis
    • Supervisor: Dagmar Kratky
  • Konya, Viktoria: PGI2 and the PGE2-EP4 signaling control the transendothelial trafficking of eosinophils
    • Supervisor: Akos Heinemann
  • Moser, Elisabeth: The interaction of the human cytomegalovirus encoded chemokine receptor US28 and GASP-1 and its implication on receptor trafficking and melanoma growth
    • Supervisor: Maria Waldhör
  • Moser, Gerit Dita: Alternative routes of trophoblast invasion: Investigations with novel confrontation co-culture model systems for early placentation
    • Supervisor: Berthold Huppertz
  • Naghdi, Shamim: Ca2+ homeostasis in human vascular endothelial cells
    • Supervisor: Wolfgang Graier
  • Obenauf, Anna Christina: Array-CGH in the context of chromosomal instability and cancer
    • Supervisor: Michael Speicher
  • Orendi, Kristina: Regulation of PP13 and BETA-HCG expression in the context of therapeutic intervention of preeclampsia in bewo cells
    • Supervisor: Berthold Huppertz
  • Pfeifer, Thomas: The impact of DMHCA, an oxysterol derived LXR ligand on cholesterol metabolism in mice
    • Supervisor: Sanja Levak-Frank
  • Reinisch, Andreas: Towards a better understanding of non-hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell biology and function
    • Supervisor: Dirk Strunk
  • Singh, Tej Pratap: The pathogenic significance of IL-23/Th17 axis, regulatory T cells, and platelet activating-factor (PAF) in the psoriatic phenotype of K5.hTGF-β1 transgenic mice
    • Supervisor: Peter Wolf 
  • Tschische, Pia Maria: The trafficking and signaling of HCMV encoded chemokine receptors
    • Supervisor: Maria Waldhör
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