PhD MD TRR219-associated students

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Sophie Schiestel

 

MD student

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.