Students of the year 2003



  1. Khaled Alkarsah SYRIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Schulz, Virology,
    project: Viral and genetic determinants of KSHV/HHV8 transmission from mothers to children
    Final exam November 2006; Postdoc at Virology, MHH: from 2010 assistant professor Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Center for Research, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia; since 2017 Associate professor, Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia

  2. Tammy Bohn, nee Chang TAIWAN/GERMANY
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tümmler, Pediatric Pneumology, OE 6710, 
    project: Pseudomonas aeruginosa - mammalian host cell interaction: Phagocyte-sensitizing genes of P. aeruginosa
    Final exam November 2006; Grenoble, France, from 08/2009 London with Georg Bohn; now Cham, Switzerland

  3. Anuhar Chaturvedi INDIA
    supervisor: PD Dr. Eder, Hematology, OE 6860,
    project: The use of RNA interference in hematopoetic stem cells for functional genomics
    Final exam November 2006; Postdoc at Lund Strategic Research Center for Stem Cell Biology and Cell Therapy, Lund, Sweden; from 2007 Postdoc at Dept. Hematology/Oncology University of Marburg, Germany; from 2009 Haematology and Oncology, MHH (Junior Group leader); from 2020 Specialist Nonclinical Oncology, BioNtech SE, Mainz

  4. Dorothea Prinz (nee Dijkstra) THE NETHERLANDS
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Werfel, Dermatology, OE 6600,
    project: Interaction between anaphylatoxins C3a/C5a and T-lymphocytes/ dendritic cells with relevance for inflammatory skin diseases
    Final exam June 2007; from 2008 Fraunhofer Institute ITEM Hannover, from 2011 Pediatric Pneumology, MHH (junior group leader); from 2017, course “project management for clinical research”; from May 2018 CRA (Clinical Research Associate) at DOCS Global, working for Janssen Cilag; living in Neuss

  5. Dorothea Gadzicki (Dr. med.) GERMANY
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Schlegelberger, Cell- and Molecular Pathology, OE 5120,
    project: Identification of diagnostic and prognostic markers for hereditary breast cancer by micro-array and proteome analysis
    Final exam June 2007; Junior Professor and Senior House Officer Cell- and Molecular Pathology, MHH; from 2012 MVZ Medivision Altona, Hamburg; now Endokrinologikum Hannover/Göttingen

  6. Jaba Gamrekelashvili (Med.) GEORGIA (former USSR)
    supervisor: PD. Dr. Greten, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, OE 6810,
    project: Influence of tumor cell death on antitumor activity of the immune system
    Final exam November 2007, Gastroenterology MHH (Twincore); from 2010 National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda, USA; from 2013 Nephrology MHH

  7. Arnab Ghosh (Med.) INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klein, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, OE 6781,
    project: Mechanisms and modulation of anti-leukemia immunity
    Final exam June 2007; from 2007 Memorial Sloan Kettering Institute; from 2013 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Hematology and Medical Oncology Fellow ,Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center,; now assistant attending physician, adult BMT service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA

  8. Shipra Gupta INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Elsner, Prof. Forssmann (IPF) 
    project: Generation and characterization of chemokine-derived peptides leading to the inactivation of chemokine receptors on inflammatory cells
    Final exam November 2006; Postdoc at  Pharmacology, Experimental and Clinical Peptide Research, MHH; from 2007 Postdoc at Transplant Immunology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA ; from 2010 Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, USA; from 2015 senior scientist SNBL USA, Seattle

  9. Eric Hesse (Dr. med.) GERMANY 
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Krettek; Trauma Surgery, OE6230,
    project: Gene-expression analysis of mesenchymal stem cells and their matrix synthesis
    Final exam November 2007; Postdoc Harvard Medical School, USA; from 2012 W3 Heisenberg Professor, Trauma/Hand & Reconstructive Surgery, UKE, Hamburg;  from May 2019 Director of the Institute of Molecular Muscle-skeletal research at LMU Munich

  10. Kumaravelu Jagavelu INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Schieffer/Dr. Bavendiek, Cardiology, OE 6880,
    project: Involvement of the p38-MK2 signalling pathway in artherogenesis
    Final exam November 2007; Postdoc in Mayo Clinic, GI Research unit, Rochester, USA; from 2011 faculty position, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India

  11. Harini Nivarthi INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klein, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, OE 6781,
    project: Molecular analysis of transcription factors involved in dendritic cell development
    Resigned from the program

  12. Andri Pramono INDONESIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Welte, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology,
    project: In vitro hematopoietic differentiation of rhesus monkey embryonic stem cells
    Final exam June 2008; Bonn; now lecturer Universitas Pembanguan Nasional "Veteran" Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia

  13. Rahul Purwar INDIA
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Werfel, Dermatology, OE 6600,
    project: T cell - keratinocyte interaction in chronic inflammatory skin diseases
    Final exam November 2006; Postdoc at Dermatology, MHH; from November 2007 Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; from 2014 assistant Professor in Bioscience & Bioengineering, IIT Bombay, India

  14. Bishnudeo Roy INDIA
    supervisor: Dr. Weiss, HZI, Braunschweig,
    project: The role of B-1 cells in gut-associated immunity
    Final exam June 2007; Centre of Immune Regulation, Rijkshospital Oslo, Norway; from 2018 Assistant Professor, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India

  15. Gustavo Salguero-Lopez (Med.) COLUMBIA
    supervisor: PD Dr. Schieffer, Cardiology, OE 6880,
    project: Impact of biomechanic stretch on progenitor cell difference: role of progenitor cells in vessel neovascularization
    Final exam November 2007; Postdoc in Dept. of Hematology & Oncology, MHH; from 2014 Mannheim; from 2016 junior staff/research leader, Unidad de Terapia, Celular, Hemocentro Distrital, Secretaria Distrital de Salud Bogota, Columbia

  16. Tibor Veres (Med.) Hungaria
    supervisor: Dr. A. Braun, Fraunhofer-Institute, Nicolai-Fuchs-Str. 1, 30625 Hannover,
    project: Interaction between pulmonary dendritic cells and nerves during allergic inflammation
    Final exam November 2008; from 2010 MediCity Research Laboratory, Turku; adjunct professor and research group leader, institute of Biomedicine, University of Turku, Finland

  17. Anastassiia Vertii UKRAINE
    supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gaestel, Physiological Chemistry, OE 4310,
    project: Search for biological functions of HSPs using knockout mice
    Final exam November 2007; UMASS Doxsey Lab, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; now research instructor, Molecular, Cell, and Cancer Biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Massachusetts, USA