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Research Group

 

Prof. Dr. med. Katharina Schmitt

Founder and principal investigator of the Hypothermia for Organ Protection research group. Dr. Schmitt is the Head of Research and Head Coordinator of Teaching, as well as an attending physician in the Department of Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Institute Berlin. 

Dr. Giang Tong, Ph.D.

Researcher Fellow and Head of the Experimental Therapeutic Hypothermia Research Group. He has a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering with a focus in Environmental Health. His research interest lies in the cytoprotective and anti-inflammatory mechanisms induced by therapeutic hypothermia.

Nora Ebermann, BTA

Medical Technical Assistant specializing in the field of anatomy, animal models, and cell biology. 

Dr. rer. med. Hannah Ferentzi

Dr. rer. med. with a research focus on the Development of Children with Congenital Heart Disease. Master´s Degree in psychology with a focus on research in behavioural science. She is currently involved in research on the neuropsychological development of children with congenital heart disease.

Dr. med. Peter Kramer

Pediatric cardiologist in the Department of Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Institute Berlin investigating the potential role of NSE as a biomarker for neurological injury in children after cardiac arrest. 

Dr. med. Annemarie Krauss

Assistant physician in the Department of Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Institute Berlin. She obtained her doctorate for her researching our group on the effects of hypothermia on the inflammatory response in LPS stimulated microglial cells via the STAT3 pathway. Currently, she is a research associate involved in hypothermia-induced cytoprotection research.

Dr. med. Jana Krech

​Assistant physician in the Department of Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Institute Berlin. She received the doctorate degree for her research on hypothermia-induced cardioprotection after simulated ischemic/reperfusion injury with a focus on mitochondrial function and signaling pathways. 

Phuong Lam

​Medical student at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and doctoral candidate in our group investigating the effects therapeutic hypothermia on cardio-protection and the release of DAMPs from primary cardiomyocytes after ischemia/reperfusion injury. 

phuong-dung.lam@charite.de

Anke Olsson

Study nurse responsible for the organization and planning of clinical studies on neurodevelopmental outcome of children with congenital heart disease.

Dr. med. Constanze Pfitzer

Assistant physician in the Department of Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Institute Berlin. Received the doctorate degreed for her clinical research on the development of fertility impairment and possible recovery in childhood brain tumour and allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) survivors.

As a Junior Clinical Scientist supported by the Berlin Institute of Health, she is currently working on the establishment of a longitudinal neurological evaluation of children with Congenital Heart Defects. 

Nele Rolfs

​​Medical student at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and doctoral candidate in our group investigating the effects therapeutic hypothermia on neuro-protection and the release of DAMPs from BV-2 microglia after ischemia/reperfusion injury. 

nele.rolfs@charite.de

Dr. med. Lisa-Maria Rosenthal

Assistant physician in the Department of Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Institute Berlin. She received the doctorate degree for her research on hypothermia-induced neuroprotection after exposure to mild/severe hypoxia in an in vitro neuronal model. Currently, she is a research associate involved in hypothermia-induced cytoprotection research.

Dr. med. Christoph Walker

Assistant physician in the Department of Congenital Heart Disease / Pediatric Cardiology at the German Heart Instiute Berlin. He received his doctorate degree for his research in our group on the cytoprotective effects of intra-ischemic applied hypothermia on HL1 cardiomyocytes. Currently, he is a research associate involved in hypothermia-induced cytoprotection research.

Nalina von Garlen

Medical student at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and doctoral candidate in our group investigating the effects of rewarming from therapeutic hypothermia on cardio-protection and sterile inflammatory response. 

Sylvia Wowro, M.Sc.

Received her Master of Science in Biotechnology from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences and currently a doctorate candidate in our group investigating the cytoprotective molecular pathways induced by hypothermia and mTOR/calcineurin inhibitors. 

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