PhD MD TRR219-associated students

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Gideon Schäfer

 

MD Student

University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Institute of Experimental Medicine and Systems Biology

 

Project: Role of CXCL4 in kidney and cardiac fibrosis

PI: Rafael Kramann

 

Fibrosis is a key feature of ischemic organ injury and aggravates organ failure after myocardial infarction and acute kidney injury. We are decoding crosstalk between platelets, leukocytes and myofibroblast to better understand fibrogenesis and identify potential drug targets to preserve organ function after ischemic injury. Currently we are investigating the role of the platelet associated protein Cxcl4 on leukocyte polarization and myofibroblast differentiation."