Research Groups

 

Members of the Neurovascular Disorders Group


Dr. Jasmin Hefendehl

Research Group Leader
Phone.: +49 (0)69 798-42528
hefendehl(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de
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Curriculum Vitae  
   
since 03/ 2016 Emmy Noether Group leader of "Neurovascular Disorders"

Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Science, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
03/ 2015 - 10/ 2015 Maternity leave
02/ 2013 – 03/ 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, University of British Columbia, Canada
12/ 2011 – 02/ 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University Tübingen, Germany
12/ 2011 – 02/ 2013 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University Tübingen, Germany
12/ 2008 – 12/ 2011 PhD student at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University Tübingen, Germany
03/ 2008 – 12/ 2008 Student assistant at the Wolfson Institute of Biomedical Research, Neural Computation, University College London, England
10/ 2001 - 10/ 2003 Chemical laboratory assistant at the Institute for Human Genetics, University Essen-Duisburg, Essen, Deutschland
10/ 2003 – 10/ 2007 Completed studies of biology with a major in neuroscience at the university in Ulm, Germany.
Parallel studies of Philosophy at the university in Ulm, Germany.
12/ 2007 – 12/ 2008 Diploma thesis at the Institute for Neurobiology in Collaboration with the Institute of Anatomy and Cell biology, University Ulm, Germany
09/ 1998 – 09/ 2001 Completed apprenticeship of chemical laboratory assistant at the Institute of Immunology at the university of Freiburg, Germany.
Michael James Candlish

Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42523
candlish(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

I completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pharmacology and biomedical sciences, respectively. I then undertook research focused on unraveling the diverse physiological roles of kisspeptin for my doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.). In my current position as a postdoctoral researcher in the neurovascular disorders group, I use two-photon microscopy to dissect the long-term interactions and mechanisms underlying the comorbidity between cerebrovascular pathology and Alzheimer’s disease.
Peter Breunig

PhD Student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42523
breunig(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de

For my Bachelors, I studied Biosciences at the Ruprecht- Karls University in Heidelberg. I continued my studies at the University in Heidelberg with a Master course in Molecular Bioscience - Major Neuroscience and completed my Master Thesis “Effects of exogenic stressors on endogenous tau protein phosphorylation in hiPSC derived neurons” at the BioMedX innovation center. To complete my studies, I moved to Frankfurt where I investigate molecular alterations in pericytes in the comorbidity of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Vascular Cognitive Impairment (VCI). I will use primary culture and co-culture methods to analyze possible changes in the pericytes way of interacting with the amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein and the cells Aβ clearing capacity both in vitro and in vivo.
Murphy DeMeglio

PhD Student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42523
demeglio(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de


Jan Hofmann

PhD Student
Phone: +49 (0)69 798-42523
jan.hofmann(at)bio.uni-frankfurt.de