Early stage researchers

An overview of our early stage researchers

Nikolaos Skenteris

ESR project 1: A failing resolution of inflammation in increased plaque instability: cause or consequence of microcalcifications?
PhD student Karolinska Institutet Stockholm. My research is focussed on the interplay mechanisms between structural cells and macrophages in atherosclerosis and cardiovascular calcification disease and how pro-resolving lipid mediator can resolve the inflammation in those diseases

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Cengiz Akbulut

ESR project 3: Vascular smooth muscle cell phenotypic switching
PhD-student at CARIM, Maastricht University (Department of Biochemistry). My PhD research will investigate how smooth muscle cell phenotype switching effects microcalcifications

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Lu Dai

ESR project 4: Chronic kidney disease (CKD)– a clinical model of premature vascular ageing
PhD student Karolinska Institutet Stockholm. 

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Shruti Bhargava

ESR project 5: Characterisation of the recently identified “Calcification blocking factor” (CBF) and isolation of unknown mediators inhibiting calcification processes
PhD-student at RWTH Aachen University. My PhD research is focused on characterization of the recently identified Calcification blocking factor and isolation of unknown mediators inhibiting calcification processes

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Till Seime

ESR project 7: Vascular remodeling: Identification and characterization of novel vSMCs markers relevant to vascular remodeling
PhD student Karolinska Institutet Stockholm. 

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Dawid Kaczor

ESR project 2: Contribution of calcium crystals to non-canonical inflammatory protein secretion in platelets and endothelial cells
PhD-student at CARIM, Maastricht University

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Olivia Waring

ESR project 8: Dissecting the cross-interaction between vascular micro-calcification and inflammation: a human systems biology approach
PhD-student at CARIM, Maastricht University (Department of Pathology). My major research focus will be looking into the link between inflammation and calcification in the atherosclerotic plaque.

 

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Robert Dzhanaev

ESR project 12: Innovative platforms to generate fetuin-A based imaging agents for diagnosis and treatment of microcalcification
PhD-student at RWTH Aachen University. 

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Shailesh Kumar Samal

ESR project 13: Targeting Extracellular Vesicles for diagnosis and treatment of vascular calcification
PhD student Karolinska Institutet Stockholm. 

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Stefan Reinhold

ESR project 14: Role of AT2 receptor in intimal calcification
PhD student at CARIM, Maastricht University (Dept. of Pharmacology & Toxicology). My PhD research will be focused on the role of the protective arm of the renin-angiotensin-system (RAS).

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