PD Dr. Sokrates Stein
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
2001 Abitur/Matura, Max-Beckmann-Schule, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1998 School, Humboldt-Schule, in São Paulo, Brazil