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Sokrates Stein, PhD

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.

Work experience

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

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

2007 – Scientific collaborator (predoc) in the Department of Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, in Tübingen, Germany. Supervisors: Ingrid Lohmann and Detlef Weigel


2011 PhD in Integrative Molecular Medicine, University of Zurich, in Zürich, Switzerland. Supervisors: Christian Matter, Burkhard Becher, Walter Wahli and Michael Hottiger

2007 Diploma in Biology, University of Tübingen and Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, in Tübingen, Germany

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

1998 Elementary school, Humboldt-Schule, in São Paulo, Brazil