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PD Dr. Dr. Barbara M.Braunger


Fakultät für Biologie und Vorklinische Medizin
Institute für Anatomie
Neuroprotection and Angiogenesis in the Eye

 


 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Current position    

Privatdozentin, group leader, Institute of Human Anatomy and Embryology, University of Regensburg, Germany

 

Habilitation and Dissertations

2014    

Habilitation in Anatomy                                                                     Topic of the habilitation: Molecular and functional analysis of the TGF-β signaling pathway in the mammalian eye

Appointment as university lecturer (Privatdozentin)

2013      PhD                                                                                                       Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude: Molecular analysis of the neuro-protective role of Norrin for photoreceptors in the mammalian retina
2005             MD                                                                                                    Dr. med., magna cum laude: Das hereditäre Prostatacarcinom:

Kopplungsanalyse auf Chromosom 12

 

International Research Stay

2014                     Visiting scientist at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Prof. Patricia D`Amore, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

 

Professional Experience: Research      

Since 2013 Group leader, Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology,

University of Regensburg, Germany

Since 2008 Health and Safety manager at the Department of Human Anatomy and

Embryology, University of Regensburg, Germany

2007–2013 Post-Doc (MD), Department of Human Anatomy and Embryology,

University of Regensburg, Germany

PhD student at the Regensburg International Graduate School of Life Sciences (RIGeL)

2005–2007 Resident in Ophthalmology, University Clinic, University of

Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

2005   License to practise medicine (ärztliche Approbation)
1998–2005   Medical studies, University of Ulm, Germany, Staatsexamen Humanmedizin

 

Grants

2016       Die neuroprotektive Funktion des TGF-beta Signalwegs für Photorezeptoren (The neuroprotective role of TGF-beta signalling on photoreceptors), funding period: 3 years, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG-Project:BR4957/3-1
2015 

Die Rolle des Endothelin Signalwegs im Lichtschadensmodell (The influence of endothelin signalling on light-induced photoreceptor degeneration), 2 years funding for a PhD student, ProRetina

Die Charakterisierung der funktionellen Rolle des TGF-β Signalwegs während der retinalen Angiogenese und Homöostase adulter Netzhautgefäße (The influence of the TGF-β signalling pathway on retinal angiogenesis and functional homeostasis of adult retinal blood vessels), 1 year funding for a PhD student, University of Regensburg

Der Einfluss des Vegf Signalwegs auf die Gefäßentwicklung und Homöostase im Mausauge (The impact of Vegf signalling on angiogenesis and cellular homeostasis in the murine eye), 9 months funding for a MD student, University Clinic Regensburg

 

Honors and awards

2015   

Retina-Förderpreis of the Deutsche Ophthalmologische
Gesellschaft (DOG)

Travel award, PRO RETINA Deutschland e. V., ARVO meeting, Denver, USA

2014   

Best young investigator award of the Anatomische Gesellschaft

Macula research award 2014 of the PRO RETINA Deutschland e. V.

DAAD post-doc fellowship for my research stay in Boston (USA)

Travel award, Bright Focus Foundation, XXI Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research, San Francisco, USA

PhD award of the University of Regensburg

2012

Travel award, XVth International Symposium on Retinal Degeneration Bad Gögging, Regensburg

Poster award of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, Würzburg, Germany

2011–2012 Mentoring program of the University of Regensburg, Germany  
2010     Travel award, XIVth International Symposium on Retinal

Degeneration 2010, Mont Tremblant, Canada

Best young investigator poster award, XIVth International Symposiumon Retinal Degeneration 2010, Mont Tremblant, Canada

 

Professional experience: teaching

Since 2015

Embryology lecture for medical and dental students

Authorized examiner in anatomy for the first part of the medical examinations of medical students and for the „Physikum“ of dental students

2014 Training event for ophthalmology interns (OcuNet)
2010-2012 Organization and teaching, project internship „molecular human biology“ for master students (biology)
Since 2009 Organization and teaching, classes in anatomy at the Institute for Human Anatomy for physiotherapist students of the “BRK- Berufsfachschule für Physiotherapie”
Since 2008 Training event in anatomy for physiotherapists and medical assistants
Since 2007 Teaching and examination experience in anatomy for students of human medicine and dentistry (emphasis: macroscopy)
2005-2007 Ophthalmoscopy courses, University clinic Erlangen, supervision of medical students in the outpatient clinic and on wards 

 

Invited talks

2016          

Schwalbe’s line cells show stem cell characteristics, XXII Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research, Tokyo, Japan

TGF-β signaling in neuroprotection and angiogenesis, Department of Biochemistry, University of Erlangen, Germany

2015 TGF-β signaling and angiogenesis, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Freiburg, Germany
2014    

TGF-β signaling in neuroprotection and angiogenesis, Schepens Eye Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

 Tg(Grm1) transgenic mice: a murine model for spontaneous uveal melanoma, Ophthalmic Oncology Group, Krakow, Poland

2013 

TGF-β signaling protects retinal neurons from programmed cell death during development of the mammalian eye. Novartis Research Day, Nürnberg, Germany

 TGF-β signaling protects retinal neurons from programmed cell death during development, 2013, ISER Sarasota symposium: Molecular mechanisms in Glaucoma, Sarasota, USA

 

Memberships

Since 2014 Deutscher Hochschulverband

International Society for Eye Research (ISER)

2013 SOCIETY for NEUROSCIENCE (SfN)
Since 2008 Anatomische Gesellschaft (AG)
Since 2006 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

 

Further qualifications

Publishing Very experienced in writing of publications and grant applications,

Continuously involved as a peer reviewer for several publishers

Teaching Advanced qualification in teaching at university level, Zertifikat Hochschullehre Bayern
Animal experiments FELASA B certificate “Versuchstierkunde und Tierschutz”, very experienced in writing proposals for animal experiments

 

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PD Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Barbara M. Braunger

Institut für Anatomie

Lehrstuhl für Humananatomie und Embryologie

Braunger Barbara

Phone:                                     (49) (0) 941 943-2812

Fax:                                      (49) (0) 941 943-2840

E-mail: Barbara.Braunger@ur.de