Education and Career
Habilitation (venia legendi)
Heart failure specialist (DGK)
Specialist Internal medicine and Cardiology
Attending physician, Heart Center, University of Freiburg, Germany, Department of Cardiology and Angiology I
Heart failure and Heart transplant
Specialist Emergency medicine
Specialist Internal medicine
Leader of the Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Group Freiburg
Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg, Germany.
Working group of Prof. Dr. Lutz Hein, cardiovascular epigenetics.
Research fellow, Heart Center, University of Freiburg, Germany, Department of Cardiology and Angiology I.
Working group of Prof. Dr. Martin Moser, vascular biology.
Clinical fellow, Heart Center, University of Freiburg, Germany, Department of Cardiology and Angiology I, Prof. Dr. Christoph Bode.
Main interest: Heart failure, acute cardiovascular and intensive care medicine.
German medical licence
Doctoral student, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Freiburg, Germany, Prof. Dr. Lutz Hein.
Thesis: Influence of mineralocorticoid receptors in cardiac myocytes on cardiac hypertrophy and function (summa cum laude)
Medical school, University of Freiburg, Germany
- Member of the German Cardiac Society, working group “Genetik und Molekularbiologie kardiovaskulärer Erkrankungen“
- Member of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), working group “Cellular Biology of the Heart”, and the Heart Failure Association of the ESC
- Member of the European Section of the Aldosterone Council
- Reviewer for Circulation, Circulation Research, European Heart Journal, Hypertension, Cardiovascular Research, JACC Basic and Translational Science, Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Journal of Endocrinology, and others
Awards and Fellowships
Betra-Ottenstein Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship
Research Award of the Working Group on Heart and Diabetes in the German Cardiac Society
Heart Center Freiburg University Young Investigator Award
Abstract by Lother et al. Cardiac Ly6Chigh Monocyte Accumulation and Remodeling Depend on the Mineralocorticoid Receptor in Endothelial Cells rated as Best of American Heart Association (AHA) Specialty Conferences: Hypertension 2016.
Fellowship of the European Section of the Aldosterone Council (ESAC Germany)
Top Paper in Hypertension (Basic science category) 2011 for Lother et al. Ablation of mineralocorticoid receptors in myocytes but not in fibroblasts preserves cardiac function. Hypertension. 57:746-54.
Poster prize of the European Section of the Aldosterone Council for the presentation by Lother et al. Gene expression analysis in isolated mouse cardiac myocytes after myocyte-specific MR gene deletion