IFIB – Interfakultäres Institut für Biochemie

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Mariagiovanna Barresi

PhD student

email: mariagiovanna.barresispam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel: (+49) 7071 29-73393

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 415 (second floor)

Mariagiovanna obtained her B.Sc. in Biotechnology at the University of Padua, Italy, where she developed a strong interest in cancer research. Her Bachelor’s thesis focused on the validation of a new zebrafish reporter line for STAT3, protein which is involved in uncontrolled tumor proliferation. Then, she continued her studies earned her Master’s degree in Industrial Biotechnology in Padua. She did her Master’s thesis in the Functional Genomics Lab of G. Lanfranchi in the Department of Biology and CRIBI Biotechnology Centre, moving her interest on the study of non-coding RNAs, such as miRNAs, to analyse how their expression, if altered, can determine or influence invasiveness and therefore progression in malignant melanoma. After her M.Sc., Mariagiovanna joined in the laboratory of Robert Feil to do her PhD. Here, her research focusses on the role of cGMP signalling in cancer.

Alexandra Böttcher

PhD student

email: alexandra.boettcherspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel: (+49) 7071 29-72458

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 491 (second floor)

Alexandra Böttcher started her studies in the field of biochemistry at Ulm University, conducting her Bachelor's thesis on electrophysiological analysis of the dopamine response of substantia nigra neurons. Taking the opportunity to follow her interest in neurophysiological research, she continued at Ulm University and earned her Master's degree in Molecular and Translational Neuroscience. Her thesis focused on the influence of the gut microbiome on chronic psychosocial stress. Aiming to utilize innovative biochemical methodology in neuroscientific research, Alexandra joined the group of Hannes Schmidt as a doctoral student. Her main research interest lies in the role of cGMP signaling in sensory axon branching during embryonal spinal cord development.

Michael Böttcher

PhD student

email: michael.boettcherspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel: (+49) 7071 29-73393

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 415 (second floor)

Michael Böttcher studies medicine at the University of Tübingen since 2015. Preclinical studies and additional courses in Biology and Physics strengthened his interest in basic research. His fascination for the cardiovascular system and biochemical signaling pathways prompted him to join the lab of Robert Feil to pursue a PhD. Here he focuses on the cGMP signaling pathway in platelets and its physiological role in thrombogenises and cardiovascular diseases.

Michael Krämer

PhD student

email: michael.kraemerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel: (+49) 7071 29-72458

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 491 (second floor)

Michael Krämer earned his B.Sc. in biochemistry at the University of Tübingen with a focus on proteomics and protein biochemistry. After his bachelors, he went to continue with his studies in protein biochemistry and earned his M.Sc. in biochemistry also in Tübingen. Michaels keen interest in protein interactions and cellular signaling prompted him to start a PhD at the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Robert Feil. Among other things, his main research interest focuses on CNP/GC-B mediated cGMP signaling in the gastrointestinal tract.

Moritz Lehners

PhD student

email: moritz.lehnersspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel.: (+49) 7071 29-72458

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 462 (second floor)

Moritz Lehners earned his Diploma in biochemistry at the University of Tübingen with a focus on cellular signalling mechanisms. His interest in the analysis of complex signalling networks prompted him to start a PhD at the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Robert Feil. Here he investigates the role of the cGMP signalling pathway in the plasticity of vascular smooth muscle cells and disease models of the cardiovascular system.

Stefanie Peters

PhD student

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Stefanie studied biochemistry at the University of Greifswald and earned her Diploma in 2013. During her Diploma thesis, she investigated the role of heat shock proteins and microRNAs in prostate cancer.
Her interest in understanding basic molecular mechanisms of organisms prompted her to move to Tübingen to join the lab of Robert Feil. Here, she focuses on the role of cGMP in the murine nervous system using real-time imaging techniques such as FRET and calcium imaging.

Krithika Rajeeth

PhD student

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tel: (+49) 7071 29-73393

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 415 (second floor)

Krithika Rajeeth obtained her Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from SRM University, India with a focus on molecular biology and plant tissue culture. After completing her Bachelor's she earned a Master's degree in Biochemistry. Her master thesis on Ovarian cancer paved the way to more insightful thoughts and motivated her to pursue a PhD in the laboratory of Robert Feil. Her project focuses on non-invasive cell tracking in mice using PET scanning.

Frank Regler

PhD student

email: frank.reglerspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel: (+49) 7071 29-73393

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 414 (second floor)

Frank Regler began his studies at the University of Tübingen where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a focus on cell biology. He then went on to continue his studies in this field and earned his Master’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology in Tübingen after finishing his Master’s thesis at the Department of Dermatology. Frank’s keen interest in cellular molecular mechanisms prompted him to pursue a PhD in the laboratory of Robert Feil, where he investigates the role of cGMP signaling in platelets and further deepens our understanding of thrombosis and cardiovascular diseases.

Malte Roeßing

PhD student

email: malte.roessingspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel: (+49) 7071 29-73393

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 415 (second floor)

Malte Roeßing did his undergraduate studies in Biology at the Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf, where he was especially interested in protein biochemistry. Therefore, he did his bachelor’s thesis in the department of plant biochemistry, which dealt with the characterization of protein with an unknown function. In his master’s studies at Heinrich-Heine-University in Duesseldorf, he focused on molecular biomedicine. Due to his rising interest in the biochemical and pharmaceutical research field, he decided to do his master’s thesis at the Bayer AG in Wuppertal in the Biochemistry Department of the Institute Lead Discovery. The combination of the research on atherosclerosis with investigation of the important cGMP signaling system is a unique challenge for him as a young scientist. Thus, he decided to take up this challenge as a doctoral student of the GRK 2381 “cGMP: From Bedside to Bench” in the group of Dr. Susanne Feil. Here he is investigating the role of the cGMP signaling pathway in disease models of atherosclerosis.

Daniel Stehle

PhD student

email: daniel.stehlespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de

tel: (+49) 7071 29-73393

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 415 (second floor)

Daniel studied Biochemistry in Tübingen. His interests guided him towards the fields of oncology and immune response. Consequently, he finished his Bachelor in the department of immunology. In his Master studies, Daniel deepened his experience in cell biology. This is also reflected in the topic of his Master’s thesis, where he analyzed functional aspects of apoptosis induction.

After earning his M.Sc., Daniel began his PhD in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Robert Feil. Here, his research focusses on the role of cGMP signaling during melanoma progression.

Angelos Vachaviolos

PhD student

email:

tel: (+49) 7071 29-72458

fax: (+49) 7071 29-3332

room: 462 (second floor)

Angelos obtained his B.Sc. in Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the University of Thessaly, Greece, where he realised, already at an early stage, his strong interest in translational research. This passion of his, along with his love for foreign languages, stimulated him to join the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Feil for his Bachelor’s thesis. He was a member of the core team that developed the cGMP-sensor mouse that is widely used in our lab. Having completed his Bachelor’s degree, he moved to Nottingham, UK to pursue a Master’s degree in Molecular Genetics and Diagnostics. During his Master thesis, he investigated biofilm formation in Y. pseudotuberculosis at the laboratory of Dr. Steve Atkinson. Thereafter, his eagerness to work with mouse models of disease brought him back to the Feil lab where he is currently a PhD student. Angelos’ research focuses on the role of cGMP signalling in thermogenesis in mice. He hopes to use the knowledge gained through this research to combat obesity and subsequently related co-morbidities.