Students of the year 2011


Megha Abbey INDIA
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manstein/ Dr. Eschenburg, Biophysical Chemistry, OE 4350;
project:  X-Ray crystallographic analysis of sub-complexes of the mammalian apoptosome

from September 2013:
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Gaestel/ Dr. Menon, Physiological Chemistry, OE 4310,    
project: The role of the p38 MAPK/Mk- pathway in the regulation of cytoskeletal dyanamics and intracellular Transport
Final exam November 2015. from 09/2016 Biophysics lab, Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), University of Toronto, Canada; from Oct 2018 in a structural biology lab (X-ray/cryo-EM) at National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore, India

Nupur Aggarwal INDIA 
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Janciauskiene, Pneumology, OE 6870,  
project: Ex vivo investigation of anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of Alpha 1-Antitrypsin (AAT)
Final exam June 2016. Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

Shikhar Aggarwal INDIA  
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Stripecke, Haematology and Oncology, OE 6860,       
project: Engineered dendritic cell immunotherapy for immune-reconstitution after irradiation combined with stem cell transplantation
Left the program in summer 2012 due to personal reasons!

Roopsee Anand INDIA  
supervisor:Prof. Dr. Manstein/ Dr. Reubold, Biophysical Chemistry, OE 4350;
project: Biochemical & structural characterization of dynamins in complex with small molecule effectors & protein interaction partners
Final exam November 2015. Scientist R&D at CSL Behring, Marburg

Sagar Bhayana INDIA 
supervisor: Dr. Roland Schmitt, Nephrology, OE 6840;    
project: Autophagy in accelerated aging and senescence of Renal Transplantation
Final exam June 2015. Department of Radiation Oncology, Ohio State University, USA; now Research Scientist in Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio USA

Sebastian Brennig GERMANY 
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Moritz, REBIRTH, OE 8882,      
project: Transgenic expression of cytidine deaminase (CDD) and multidrug resistance gene 1 (MDR1) to optimise treatment strategies for acute leukemias and the myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
Final exam June 2015. Complaint Management, nal von minden GmbH, Moers

Carola Bunse GERMANY 
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eiz-Vesper, OE 8350,  
project:  Identification of the role of suppressors of cytokine signalling (SOCS) to maintain the balance between antigen-specific T cells and regulatory T cells (Tregs) in the adoptive immune Response
Final exam June 2015. quality manager, medac GmbH, Wedel, Hamburg

Michelle Maria Araujo Cruz INDIA  
supervisor:   Prof. Dr. Heuser, Haematology and Oncology, OE 6860,
co-supervisor: Dr. Anuhar Chaturvedi, Molecular Therapy, OE 6864,
project: Transcriptional control of MN1 target genes
Final exam June 2016. Sysmex GmbH, Hamburg


Eileen Hübschen (nee Frenzel) GERMANY   
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Janciauskiene, Pneumology, OE 6870,   
project: The role of Alpha1-Antitrypsin in inflammation: effects on Neutrophil adhesion and Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) Formation
Final exam June 2015. Pharmaceutical Consultant, Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH (via Quintiles) Berlin; Project manager HZI; babypause; now teacher at Lademann-Realschule, Helmstedt


Jan Lohöfener GERMANY 
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manstein/ Dr. Fedorov, Biophysical Chemistry, OE 4350;  
project: Designing allosteric OAS activators as potential anti-viral agents
Final exam January 2015. UMASS, USA; now scientist early process development, CurVac AG, Tübingen

Houra Loghmani Khouzani IRAN  
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Theilmeier, Anaestesiology, OE 8050,    
project:  Genomic and proteomic approach to biomarker identification for perioperative cardiovascular outcome
Final exam November 2014. Translational Oncology, Innere Medizin II, University Hospital Tübingen; Center of Blood research, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; now Corporate Account Manager at SecuriGene Technologies Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Raghav Oberoi INDIA  
supervisor:  Dr. Luchtefeld, Cardiology, OE 6880,  
project: Role of TNF-a antagonism on atherosclerotic plaque development in a humanized mouse model
from October 2012: University Giessen und Marburg GmbH, Kardiology, Biomed. Forschungszentrum, AG Prof. Schieffer
Final exam June 2016. scientist at CSL Behring GmbH, Marburg

Salma Pathan Chhatbar INDIA
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Manstein, Biophysical Chemistry, OE 4350;
project: Allosteric communication in the myosin motor Domain
Final exam June 2015.  babypause; from February 2019 Department Molecular Immunology, BIOSS - Centre for Biological Signalling Studies at Faculty of Biology, University of Freiburg


Bhavna Rani INDIA  
superrvisor:  Dr. Sharma/ Prof. Cantz, REBIRTH, OE 8881       
project: Elucidation of microRNAs functions during liver regeneration
Left the program due to personal reasons!

Girish Rajendraprasad INDIA 
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tsiavaliaris, Biophysical Chemistry, OE 4350;  
project: Molecular and functional dissection of myosins at the membrane-cytoskeleton Interphase
Final exam June 2015. Biophysical Chemistry MHH; now Kræftens Bekæmpelse (Danish Cancer Society), Copenhagen, Danmark


Shashank Saran INDIA  
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Tamura-Niemann, Physiological Chemistry, OE 4310,
project:  Role of THOC5 in cell proliferation/differentiation and as a target for cancer therapy
Final exam November 2014. Physiological Chemistry, MHH; now Target Validation Scientist at Immunocore limited, Milton/Abingdon, UK

Björn Schulte GERMANY 
supervisor:  Dr. Wölk, Virology, OE 5230,      
project: Characterization of Hepatitis C virus quasispecies evolution in the interplay of virus-host interactions, viral fitness and immune Response
Final exam November 2015. Practise for Human genetics, CeGaT GmbH, Tübingen

Steffi Schwarz GERMANY  
supervisor: Prof. Dr. Behrens, Clinic for Immunology and Rheumatology, OE 6830,
project: Contribution of autophagy to antigen presentation and autoimmunity
Left the program due to personal reasons.


Lena Schmid (nee Stachorski) GERMANY
supervisor: Dr. Klusmann, Paediatric Hematology and Oncology, OE 6780
project: Characterization of oncogenes on chromosome 21 identified by shRNA-based viability screening
Final exam June 2015. Regulatory Affairs Manager, KARL STORZ Endoskope, Tuttlingen

Shihong Zhang CHINA 
supervisor: PD Dr. Cornberg, Gastroenterology, OE 6810,      
project:Characterization of HCV-specific CD8+ T cells in HCV seronegative and infected individuals
Final exam November 2015. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, USA