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Wagistrasse 12, Schlieren

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PD Dr. Sokrates Stein

Scientific Motivation

My primary research interest is to discover and explore novel transcriptional networks that regulate metabolic and/or inflammatory processes that are involved in the development or progression of atherosclerosis. I am particularly interested to understand how transcription factors interact with different corepressors and/or coactivators to fine tune target gene expression under pathophysiological conditions. Our research team combines different genetic, biochemical and metabolic methods in model systems and human samples to explore this fascinating biomedical topic.

Professional Activities and Education

June 2019 Habilitation in Cardiovascular Research, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich

2019 – to date Research Group Leader, Center for Molecular Cardiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2016 – 2019 SNF-Ambizione Group Leader, Center for Molecular Cardiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

2011 – 2015 Scientific collaborator (postdoc) in the Laboratory of Metabolic Signaling at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Supervisors: Kristina Schoonjans and Johan Auwerx

2008 – 2011 PhD in Integrative Molecular Medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland. Supervisors: Christian MatterBurkhard BecherWalter Wahli and Michael Hottiger

2002 – 2007 Diploma in Biology, University of Tübingen and Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, in Tübingen, Germany. Supervisors: Ingrid Lohmann and Detlef Weigel

2001 Abitur/Matura, Max-Beckmann-Schule, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1998 School, Humboldt-Schule, in São Paulo, Brazil