Sokrates Stein, PhD
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.
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
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