Students of the year 2002



  1. Diya Abraham INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Eichele, Max-Planck Institute f. Experimental Endocrinology, 
    project: Analyzing the in vivo function of Protein kinase C by using mutant mice (knock outs)
    Final exam June 2006; Postdoc at Dept. of Neurology, UCSF, San Francisco, USA; from 2015 strategic consulting/sales and business development opportunities, Washington D.C; now self-employed, providing marketing and scientific consulting services, Washington, USA

  2. Syed Raza Ali INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Schmidt, Prof. Dr. Gessner, Clinical Immunology, OE 6830,
    project: Molecular characterization of complement-mediated FcgR gene regulation as an amplification loop of the innate immune response to immune complexes
    Final exam November 2005; senior scientist, center for Immunity, Infection & Inflammation, University of California, San Diego, USA; since 2018 senior scientist and group leader in the Analytical department of NantKwest company, San Diego, USA

  3. Georg Bohn (Dr. med.) GERMANY
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. C. Klein, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology OE 6781,
    project: Generation and characterization of hematopoietic stem cell lines as novel tools to investigate genetic and developmental aspects of congenital bone marrow failure syndromes
    Final exam November 2006; Senior House Officer, Pediatrics, MHH; Medecins San Frontier; from 2009 Paediatric Haematology Lectureship, Imperial College, London; from 2013 Kinderzentrum Lindenpark, Baar, Switzerland; from 2018 practise of children/youth medicine Lorzenpark, Cham, Switzerland

  4. Thomas Gebhardt (Dr. med.) GERMANY
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Bischoff, Gastroenterology and Hepatology OE 6810,
    project: Mast cell-nerve interactions in the intestine: Implications for intestinal inflammation
    Final exam November 2005;  Associate professor, Dept. of Microbiology and Immunology; University of Melbourne, Australia

  5. Shashi Kant INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Gaestel, Physiological Chemistry, OE4310,
    project: Mechanisms of activation and substrate targeting in the MAP kinase cascades
    Final exam November 2006; Instructor at Roger J. Davis, Biochemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Worchester, Massachusetts, USA; assistant professor, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Worchester; from Aug. 2019 assistant professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at Brigham Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

  6. Claudia Karacsonyi ARGENTINA
    supervisor: Dr. Lindner, Cellbiology,
    project: The role of lipid rafts in antigen processing and presentation
    Final exam November 2005; Currently Postdoc, Cell Biology, NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, USA; from 2009 Drug development and Discovery, Italian Institute of Technology, Genova, IT; from 2011 ICON Madrid (CRO company), clinical Research; from 2014 clinical Investigation at Novo Nordisk, Madrid, Spain; babypause; from 2016 clinical development consultant at Lilly, Madrid

  7. Varsha Kumar INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gessner, Clinical Immunology,
    project: Analysis of the coupling mechanism between C5a anaphylatoxin and FcgRs in Ab-dependent models of nephritis, alveolitis and autoimmune hemolytic anemia
    Final exam November 2005; Postdoc at Theodor Kocher Institute, Bern, Switzerland; from 2011 Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA; from 2015 scientist II in Medimmune (Astra Zeneca), New York

  8. Gesa Meyer (Dr. vet.) GERMANY 
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Just, Toxicology,
    project: Pro-inflammatory effects of the Clostridium difficile toxins A and B
    Final exam November 2006; from 2007 Lohmann Animal Health GmbH & Co. KG, Cuxhaven; sadly passed away in 2017

  9. Anika Hoffmann, nee Meyerholz (Dr. med.) GERMANY
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ungewickell, Cell Biology,
    project: The function of the abnormally expressed endocytic protein CALM in hematopoietic malignancies
    Final exam November 2006; Senior House Officer, Pediatrics, MHH; 2010 babypause; Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital of Oldenburg; now Fakultät VI - Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften

  10. Christina Nassenstein GERMANY (Dr. med.)
    supervisor: Dr. A. Braun, Fraunhofer-Institute, Nicolai-Fuchs-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover,
    project: Mechanisms of neurogenic inflammation in asthma bronchiale: role of the neurotrophin receptors TrkA, TrkB, TrkC and p75NTR
    Final exam November 2005; Postdoc at Fraunhofer Institute, 6-month research at John Hopkins Allergy and Asthma Center, Baltimore, USA; from March 2009 Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Giessen (junior group leader)

  11. Srinivas Annavarapu Rao (Med.) INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Brabant, Endocrinology,
    project: Characterization of Wnt signalling pathway in normal and neoplastic thyroid cell lines and redifferentition stratergeies for thyroid carcinomas
    Final exam November 2005; PhD title was revoked in March 2006! Senior House Officer in Dept. Histopathology, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK; now consultant Cellular Pathology, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  12. Axel Schambach GERMANY (Dr. med.)
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Baum, Hematology, OE 6860,
    project: Improvement of Retroviral Vector through Posttranscriptional Regulatory Mechanisms
    Final exam November 2005; Postdoc and Senior House Officer in the Hematology Department of MHH (junior group leader, REBIRTH), Habilitation; now professor and head of the Institute of Experimental Hematology, MHH

  13. Aravind Sekhar INDIA (Med.)
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gossler, Molecular Biology,
    project: Functional characterization of genes specifically expressed in intestine epithelium
    Final exam November 2007; Residency, Rhode Island, USA; from 2011 Cardiology Subspeciality Fellowship, University of Louisville, Kentucky, USA and University of Utah; now Interventional Cardiology Specialist, Cardiology, Marion General hospital, Indiana, USA

  14. Amar Sharma INDIA
    supervisor: PD Dr. Ott, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology,
    project: Transdifferentiation frequency of mobilized bone marrow stem cells in chronic liver disease models
    Final exam November 2005; Postdoc at Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, University of California (UCSF), San Francisco, USA; from 2009 REBIRTH MHH, now independent group leader

  15. Krishna Kumar Singh INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Schmidtke, Human Genetics, OE 6300,
    project: Disease related variants of ARMD and functional implications
    Final exam June 2006; Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada; St. Michael's Hospital, Division of Cardiac Surgery, Toronto, Canada; assistant professor, Surgery, University of Toronto and staff scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada.  
  16. Manvendra Kumar Singh INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kispert, Molecular Biology, OE 5250,
    project: Molecular analysis of somite patterning
    Final exam June 2006; Postdoc at Genetics & Development, Columbia University, New York, USA; from 2008 Cell and Developmental Biology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA; from 2014 assistant Professor, cardiovascular & metabolic disorders program, DUKE-NUS graduate medical School, Singapore

  17. Frank Traub GERMANY (Dr. med.)
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Kreipe, Dr. Pich; Pathology OE 5110,
    project: Protein profile of breast cancer
    Final exam November 2005; Senior House Officer in General-, Visceral- and Transplant Surgery, Tübingen, Germany; from 2011 Sarkom-Center Berlin-Brandenburg, associated with Max-Delbrück Center Berlin; from July 2013 Orthopaedic Oncology Fellow, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada; from 2015 “Oberarzt” (habilitation, senior physician and deputy head), Orthopaedics, University Hospital Tübingen

  18. Linding Wang CHINA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Schulz, Virology,
    project: Transposon and targeted mutagenesis of a recombinant KSHV genome to identify viral genes required for replication in endothelial cells
    Final exam June 2006: now Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Acedemy of Sciences (CAS), China; now department of Microbiology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China