Anusha Aravamudhan

Molecular regulators of arterial specification and morphogenesis

Through lineage tracing of endothelial tip cells and subsequent RNA sequencing in the developing retina and lung of postnatal mice, previous research in our lab has uncovered  a critical role of endothelial tip cells in leading and guiding capillary sprouts, migration and eventually contributing to growing arteries. Signaling molecules, receptors and transcription factors involved in this process remain relatively underexplored. My project specifically involves identifying transcription factors that may play regulatory roles in arterial fate specification, differentiation or maintenance through a combination of in vitro EC assays and in vivo studies in transgenic mice.

Rafael being pulled to the Badestrasse after the graduation ceremony

Rafael Krämer - first graduated PhD Student from the CRC1348 IRTG

We are happy to announce that in December 2019 Rafael Krämer from the Rumpf lab was graduated as first PhD student from the CRC1348 IRTG. Congratulations Dr. Krämer and well done!

CRC1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

CRC 1348 Retreat 2019 Oberwerries

The CRC has staged a successful and productive annual retreat at the Landesturnschule Oberwerries with lots of mental and some physical exercise. We are due to return fully equipped with sweat pants, trainers and shower gel in 2020!