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Lab head:

 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Christian Michael Grimm, PhD

Christian is Professor for Molecular Pharmacology at the Walther-Straub-Institute (WSI) of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Medical Faculty, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich, Germany. Christian has been working in the field of ion channels, in particular TRP channels for more than 20 years, starting as a PhD Student (Dr. rer. nat.) at the Free University (FU) of Berlin, Germany, followed by Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at Harvard University and Stanford University, USA (2004-2009). In 2009 Christian joined pharmaceutical industry (Pfizer Ltd., UK) as a Principal Scientist working on TRP channels as targets to treat neuropathic pain. In 2011, Christian returned to Germany and to academia as a group leader in pharmacology at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy of the LMU Munich. Since then he has focused his research on endo-lysosomal ion channels, in particular TRPML channels and two-pore channels (TPCs), resulting in several high-profile publications in PNAS, EMBO J., Nature Commun., Nature Protoc., and Science. For his work he received several awards, the Ernst-Reuter Award of the Free University Berlin (2005), the NCL Foundation Award Hamburg (2016), and the Care for Rare Award of the LMU Munich Childrens' Hospital (2017). Christian also holds a PhD (Dr. phil.) in Philosophy.

In addition, since 2022 Christian is leading a research team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology (ITMP), Section of Immunology, Infection and Pandemic Research (IIP) in Munich/Penzberg.

Web links:

https://www.wsi.med.uni-muenchen.de/personen/professoren/grimm/index.html

 

https://www.itmp.fraunhofer.de


https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christian_Grimm2


https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-dr-dr-christian-grimm-7097795/


https://twitter.com/lysolabmunich


https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0177-5559
 

Memberships:


Member of the European Calcium Society (ECS)


https://gbiomed.kuleuven.be/apps/lmcs/ecs/index.php


Member of the German Pharmacological Society (DGP)


https://www.dg-pharmakologie.de/startseite.html

 

Lab members​

Postdocs

 

Dr. Yvonne Klingl, Postdoc (BI)

(Germany)

Dr. Dawid Jaslan, Postdoc (LMU)

(Poland)

Dr. Arnas Petrauskas, Postdoc (FhG)

(Ireland)

Dr. Tobias Schulze, Postdoc (SFB/TRR152, DFG)

(Germany)

Dr. Nidish Ponath Sadanandan (ZIM/BMBF)

(India)

PhD/MD students

Eva Weiden, PhD student (GRK2338, DFG)

(Germany)

Rebecca Deutsch, PhD student (DFG GR4315/2-2)

​(Germany)

Sandra Castro, PhD student (SFB1328, DFG)

​(Spain)

Veronika Kudrina, former MA student

Now PhD student (DFG GR4315/6-1)

(Russia/Kasachstan)

Yurong Ling, PhD student (DFG GR4315/7-1)

(China)

Andreas Vogel, PhD student (DFG4315/7-1)

(Germany)

Vladislav Parkhomov, MD student (GRK2338, DFG)

(Ukraine)

Alumni:

 

Mane Mkhitaryan (Armenia), MD student

Keyne Talbot (France/Germany), MD student

Marco Müller (Germany), MA student

(defended in 2024)

Now BioNtech, Germany

Dr. Carla Abrahamian (Armenia/Syria/Lebanon)

PhD candidate (defended in 2024)

Now TUM, Munich, Germany

 

Dr. Rachel Tang (Malaysia/USA)

PhD candidate (defended in 2024)

Now Charlesriver, UK

 

Dr. Einar Kleinhans-Krogsaeter (Norway)

PhD candidate (defended in 2022)

Now UCSF, USA

Dr. Julia Böck (Germany)

PhD candidate (defended in 2022)

Now Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Munich, Germany

Dr. Barbara Spix (Germany)

PhD candidate (defended in 2022)

Dr. Ponsawan Netcharoensirisuk (“Nes”) (Thailand)

PhD candidate

Dr. Yu-Kai Chao (Taiwan)

PhD candidate (defended in 2019)

Now Roche, CH

Marcel Passon (Germany), MA student

(defended in 2019)

Now PhD student, University of Ghent, Belgium

 

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