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Foto: Andreas Reeg,, +49 171 544 92 47,

Dr. Zhaodai Bai

Dr. Zhaodai Bai is a staff scientist. Zhao has gained his doctoral degree in Department of Human Anatomy, Histology and Embryology, Shandong University (China). He has completed his postdoctoral study on the odorant receptor genes during differentiation of the multipotent cell lines ex vivo in Max Planck research unit for neurogenetics, Frankfurt am Main, with Peter Mombaerts, Ph.D, M.D. Zhao brings his experience in stem cell culturing and in embryo techniques. In TCF he is responsible for mES targeting and clonal cell line generation for chimera models.

Felix Kienzle

Felix is the laboratory manager for the transgenics core unit and AG Grote. He has an education as a biological technical assistant (BTA). He supports all projects with his expertise in molecular biology and is also involved in cell culture for the generation and genotyping of the new transgenic stem cells.

Yi-Hsuan Lin

Yi-Hsuan Lin received her Master's degree in Biological Sciences from Goethe University Frankfurt, where she studied long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) during the early stage of cardiogenesis in the lab of Dr. Phillip Grote at the Institute of Cardiovascular Regeneration. She continued as a PhD student starting in 2020 to further investigate one particular lncRNA, that is involved in the splicing of heart specific mRNAs.

Sandra Rogala

Sandra Rogala graduated in Biosciences at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and worked in the research group of Prof. Dr. Koessl on the intracellular derivation of electrical potentials in the auditory organ of the common grasshopper. At the Neuroscience Center of Goethe University, Sandra worked in the research group of Dr. Momma for her Master's thesis on the effect of cell-cell communication through extracellular vesicles on glioblastoma. Since 2018, Sandra's PhD research focuses on non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) and their function in the development and maintenance of the cardio-vascular system under standard and stress conditions.

Dr. Irene Tirado-Gonzalez

Irene holds a master in Integrated Quality Management for Environmental and Occupational Risk Prevention, as well as a master and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Immunology from the University of Granada (Spain), where she characterized the dendritic cells isolated from spontaneously aborted embryos. In 2008, Irene moved to Berlin and worked as a research assistant at the department of internal medicine of the Berlin Charité. She joined Dr. Medyouf’s group in February 2015 and is currently responsible for lab management and the development of improved culture conditions for primary cells obtained from patient biopsies.