PhD MD TRR219-associated students
University Hospital RWTH Aachen
Department of Cardiology, Medical Clinic I
Project: The role of adipose tissue on vascular calcification
PI: Claudia Goettsch
Visceral adipose tissue volume and cardiovascular calcification correlate significantly. The adipose tissue is a highly active endocrine organ, therefore we are interested in the impact of its secretome on the transdifferentiation of vascular smooth muscle cells to a calcifying phenotype.