Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors

Dr. Clarissa Gerhäuser

Dr. Clarissa Gerhäuser

Dr. Clarissa Gerhäuser

Position:

Group leader

Phone:

+49 6221 42 3306

Fax:

+49 6221 42 3359

Building:

DKFZ Main building

Room:

H2.03.070 (3. floor)

CURRICULUM VITAE


EDUCATION

1984-1988:
Study of Pharmacy, Julius-Maximilians-University, Würzburg.

1989-1993:
Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude)
Thesis advisor: Prof. H. Wagner, Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.
Thesis title: Investigation of the antiviral activity of Thuja occidentalis L., Cucurbita pepo L. and Ecballium elaterium [L.] A. Rich. Isolation of podophyllotoxin lignans and new ribosome-inactivating proteins.

1993-1995:
Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof. J.M. Pezzuto, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

1995-1996:
Visiting Research Assistant Professor, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, The University of Illinois at Chicago, USA.

since May 1996:
Group leader: Cancer Chemoprevention, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Division C010: Epigenomics and Cancer Risk Factors


RESEARCH INTEREST

• Cancer chemoprevention
• Identification of plant-derived compounds and synthetic analogs with potential chemopreventive activity
• Investigation of molecular mechanisms of chemopreventive agents


AWARDS

• Research Prize awarded by the Köhnlechner-Foundation, Munich (1990)
• Feodor-Lynen Fellowship awarded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, Bonn, Germany (1993-1995)
• Research grant awarded by the Verein zur Förderung der Krebsforschung in Deutschland e.V. Heidelberg, Germany (1996-2002)
• EARC Young Cancer Researcher Award Highly Commended (2003)
• Phoenix Pharmacy Scientific Research Price 2003 Pharmaceutical Biology (with Prof. H. Becker, Saarbrücken, Germany)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

since 1993: American Society of Pharmacognosy (ASP)
1996 – 2001: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
since 1996: American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASMBM)
since 1997: International Society for Cancer Chemoprevention (ISCaC)
since 2003: European Association for Cancer Research (EARC)


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