Vascular Biology – PI: Jürgen Bernhagen
13 Sep 2018
On 1 Oct 2018, Chunfang Zan and Ying Gao joined the Bernhagen Lab. Chunfang holds a master degree in Clinical Medicine from Jilin University, Changchun, China, and Ying holds a master in Neurology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Both received a prestigious Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC)-LMU fellowship following competitive selection among hundreds of applicants. The fellowship allows them to pursue a 3-4 year PhD project at LMU. Together with Ji Hao, another successful CSC scholar and PhD candidate in the neighboring Gokce Lab, they just successfully passed the exam concluding the LMU-CSC introductory training in September 2018. The photos were taken at the opening ceremony of the 2018 CSC-LMU program, which took place on 10 Oct at LMU Biomedical Center (BMC) and was led by LMU Vice President Professor van Ess, the Chinese General Consulate, LMU Vice President Prof. Conrad, and Drs. Lauterbach and Zhang from the LMU International Office. The PhD candidates were awarded their training certificates and notably, Hao delivered one of the welcome addresses.
24 Jan 2017
Low homoarginine (HA) is an emerging biomarker for cardiovascular diseases. In collaboration, Dorothee Atzler from the Vascular Biology team at the ISD showed that HA is more than a bystander biomarker, since HA-supplementation helps to support cardiac function in chronic heart failure in mice. The findings suggest that HA-supplementation is a promising approach for clinical translation.
Dr. Dorothee Atzler finished post-doctoral training at Oxford University last year and now is an LMU excellence fellow at the ISD.