Studies of Biology at the Universtiy of Oldenburg in Germany. PhD degree in 2008 at the department of medicine A at the University of Muenster in the area of molecular Hematology and Oncology. The topic of my PhD-thesis was “Small inhibitory RNA molecules as adjuvant therapy in NSCLC” under supervision of Prof. Dr. Carsten Mueller-Tidow. For two more years, I worked in Prof. Dr. Carsten Mueller-Tidow`s laboratory as a postdoctoral research fellow and changed the working place in August 2010 to join Prof. Dr. Albrecht Schwab`s group at the Institut für Physiologie II.
I am interested in functional questions regarding cancer cells and their metastatic potential, with special focus on potassium channels and their possible involvement in the metastatic process.
KCa3.1 channels in the progression of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)