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Edenhofer Lab

Genomics, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine

Lab members

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Prof. Frank Edenhofer, PhD

Department head

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After transitioning from Würzburg, Germany to Innsbruck in late 2015 Frank Edenhofer has been the head of the Department of Genomics, Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Innsbruck. Since the beginning of 2020 he is also the head of the Molecular Biology Institute.

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Administration

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Caroline Baldemair, Mag.

Administration

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Caroline is the secterary to the institute of Molecular Biology and the department of Genomics, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine. She is the main contact person for all organizational issues and student affairs.



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Marta Suarez-Cubero, MSc

Lab mananger and reseach fellow

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Marta studied her Bachelor in Barcelona (Spain) and moved to Vienna for her Master studies. She has been working as a lab manager and research technician in the Edenhofer lab since it moved to Innsbruck in 2015. Although she is involved in several projects, her main interest is modelling neurodevelopmental disorders with stem cells.

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Theresa Lindlbauer, MSc

Lab technician and research fellow

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Theresa is our part time technician and Martas helping hand. She joined the lab in March 2021. Theresa finished her bachelor in biology at the University of Innsbruck and is currently enrolled in the master programm Molecular Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Innsbruck. Together with Elisa she is working on studying ageing in cortical organoids.

Scientific staff

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Katharina Günther, PhD

Postdoctoral Reseacher

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Katharina studied Biomedicine in Marburg and got intrigued by stem cell research during a fellowship at UCSB. In her PhD in Bonn and Würzburg, she established a novel human neuroepithelial cell line. Katharina continued to explore the regenerative potential of primary and induced NSCs in spinal cord injury (Salzburg, Wings for Life grant). In December 2021, she rejoined the Edenhofer lab as a Lise Meitner PostDoc (FWF M3062-B) modelling mucopolysaccharidosis type IIIB.

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Marcel Tisch, PhD

Postdoctoral Reseacher

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Marcel moved from Germany to Austria for his master's studies. After a project study in the Edenhofer lab, he joined the lab for his PhD thesis in early 2019. Since then he has been working on deciphering the pathopysiological role of voltage-gated calcium channel mutations in neuro- development and their association with autism-sprectrum-disorder.

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Angeliki Spathopoulou, MSc

PhD student

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Angeliki is originally from Greece and she studied in Germany and the U.S. before coming to Innsbruck to start her PhD in 2020. Her main research focus is deciphering the mechanisms behind the direct conversion of human adult cells into induced neural stem cells (iNSCs), for studying neural regeneration and neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Elisa Gabassi, MSc

PhD student

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Coming from the other side of the Alps from the small town of Treviso, Elisa started her PhD in the lab in June 2021 after finishing her master's studies in Italy and a research experience in Germany. Her project focuses on the generation of an “old brain” model to better understand the mechanisms underlying ageing in physiological conditions and neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

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Julianne Beirute, MSc

PhD student

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Julie left Costa Rica to pursue a career in neuroscience in 2018. With a diverse background in philosophy, sociology, communication, and psychobiology, she moved to the Netherlands for a research master in Fundamental Neuroscience. She moved to Innsbruck for a PhD in our lab at the end of 2020. Her project aims to study human-specific regulators of neurodevelopment by using human-derived cell culture systems and CRISPR technology.

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Martina Podlesnic, MSc

Bioinformatician

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After finishing her master's studies in the Edenhofer lab, Martina continued working in the group as a bioinformatician. Most recently, she has been working on single cell RNA sequencing datasets generated in the lab.




Students

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Amelie Schurer, BSc

Master student

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Julia-Anna Ulz, BSc

Master student

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Maximilian Mohr

Master student

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Miriam Lechner, BSc

Master student

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Sabrina Höpperger, BSc

Master student

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Sara Campagnol, BSc

Master student

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Sandra Senn, BSc

Master student

Alumni

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Lisa Fellner, PhD

Postdoctoral Reseacher

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Sandra Rizzi, PhD

Postdoctoral Reseacher

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Ahmad Salti, PhD

Postdoctoral Reseacher

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Anita Erharter, PhD

PhD student

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Gabriella Sauerwein, PhD

PhD student

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Alexander Eschlböck, MSc, MSc

Master student

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Laura De Gaetano, MSc

Master student

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Louisa Dury, MSc

Master student

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Michele Andreola, MSc

Master student