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Lab members

Prof. Dr.rer.nat. Harald Schulze - Principle Investigator

  • Graduated from the University of Hannover and Medical School Hannover as a Diplom biochemist.
  • PhD thesis upon signal transduction pathways in blood platelets and congenital thrombocytopenia in Dr. Karl Welte's lab.
  • 1999-2000 Postdoctoral fellow in Karl Welte's lab working on congenital neutropenia and acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Postdoctoral research fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School (Boston, USA) in the lab of Prof. Ramesh Shivdasani, working on megakaryocyte biology and platelet biogenesis.
  • 2005-2013 junior investigator at the Charité (Dept. of Pediatrics, Prof. Dr. Gaedicke), Laboratory of Pediatric Molecular Biology (Head: Prof. Dr. Hagemeier).
  • 2008 Habilitation for "Molecular Medicine".
  • 2010 - 2013 Dept. of Transfusion Medicine - Tissue Typing
  • 2014 Associate Professor for Experimental Hemostaseology - Universität Würzburg
  • 2017 Günter-Landbeck Excellence Award (Clinical Studies)

Sarah Gupta

  • Bachelor student, working on interaction partners of megakaryocyte transcription factors by yeast-two-hybrid system

Judith Kleiß

  • MD student, works on platelet function in patients with Covid-19

Georgi Manukjan, PhD

  • Dr. Manukjan works on transcription factors in hematopoietic stem cells and megakaryocytes.

Kristina Mott, MSc

  • PhD student; works on matrix proteins and megakaryocytes in the bone marrow after irradiation

Omri Rogowski

  • works on the role of HLA-DP in pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

Nadine Winter

  • works as a technician in the lab.

Maximilian Zeitlhöfler

  • MD student, works on platelet function in sepsis and patients with ECMO Gabriele Strauß, MD - Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist

  • Dr. Strauß is a senior pediatrician at the Helios-Klinikum Berlin Buch and treats children with hematological disorders. Her focus are congenital thrombocytopenia (lack of blood platelets) and red blood cell disorders / bone marrow transplants. Parents are asked to directly contact her for appointments.


Anna Löschberger, PhD

  • Dr. Löschberger worked on transcription factors during megakaryopoiesis

Rebecca Kulawig, B.Sc.

  • master thesis on collagen receptors and thrombopoiesis
  • Rebecca's thesis was awarded with the Tiburtius-Preis of the Berlin Universities 2015 (2. Preis).

Silke Schwiebert - Technical Assistence

  • Silke Schwiebert worked as a technical assistence in the lab.

Dr. rer. nat. Imke Meyer

  • Thesis on mouse models for RanBP10 and for immune thrombocytopenia
  • Lab Leader Bayer Health Care

Dr. Cora Vollert, MD

  • thesis on IPF and new platelet parameters in automated blood counters
  • works at Universität Würzburg

Dr. Katja Henning, MD

  • Thesis on flow cytometric analysis of resting and activated platelets
  • works as a pediatrician at the hospital Leisnig

Dr. rer. nat. Janine Fiedler, PhD

  • Thesis on TPO signaling and thrombocytopenia in TAR Syndrome.
  • Supported by a grant of the Sanitätsrat E A Huebner und Gemahl-Stiftung

Dipl.-Biol. Heike Meyer

  • Worked as a technician in the lab

Dipl.-Ingenieur Stefan Kunert, M.Sc.

  • Diploma thesis about characterization of the RanBP10-null mouse
  • Thesis was awarded a prize by the DECHEMA society for the best diploma thesis in technical chemistry on engineering schools
  • Master thesis on thrombus formation in RanBP10-null mice
  • Since 2010 PhD student at the Max Delbruck Center Berlin

Dr. Martin Wannack, MD

  • thesis on TPO signaling in TAR syndrome
  • was working on thrombopoietin signal transduction in TAR syndrome