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Elisa Darkow


PhD Lab:

Peter Kohl

Department: Institute for Experimental Cardiovascular Medicine
Address: Elsässer Str. 2Q
79110 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 270 63944
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Research Area: Molecular Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Country: Germany
Education/Training: MSc in Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of
Freiburg and Strasbourg (graduated 2019)
Start of PhD Thesis: October 2019
Subject of Thesis: Stretch -activated ion channels as sensors and actuators of mechano-induced fibrosis in atrial fibrillation
Research Interests: Mechanotransduction, Mechanosensitive Channels, Lectins, Fibroblasts, Biomechanics
Research Techniques: Patch Clamp, Confocal Microscopy, Immunohistochemistry, Cell culture, Transfection



Darkow E, Rog-Zielinska A, Madl J, Brandel A, Siukstaite L, Omidvar R, Kohl P, Ravens U, Römer W, Peyronnet R. The Lectin LecA Sensitizes the Human Stretch-Activated Channel TREK-1 but Not Piezo1 and Binds Selectively to Cardiac Non-myocytes. Front Physiol (2020) 11:457. Abstract

Thesis Committee

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