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The RESPImmun Faculty

Grażyna KWAPISZEWSKA, PhD

Interplay between inflammatory cells and basement membrane components in the development of pulmonary hypertension due to chronic lung diseases

Otto Loewi Research Center, Division of Physiology; Medical University of Graz, Neue Stiftingstalstraße 6/VI;
Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Rearch, Medical University of Graz, Neue Stiftingtalstraße 6/VI, A-8010 Graz;
phone: +43-316-380 72918, fax: +43-316-380 72058,  e-mail
websites: [RESPImmun] [LBG]
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ORCID-ID: 0000-0003-0518-9079
Research areas:
  Vascular remodelling, smooth muscle cells, proliferation, signalling, pulmonary hypertension, lung fibrosis
Career history:
2021 Associate Professor at Medical University Graz
2017–present Director and Group Leader, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, Austria
2016–present Associated faculty member of DK-MOLIN, Medical University of Graz, Austria
2016–present Faculty member, PhD Program MolMed (Molecular Medicine), Medical University of Graz, Austria
2015 Habilitation at the Medical University of Graz, Austria
2011–2017 Deputy Director and Group Leader, LBI for Lung Vascular Research, Graz, Austria
2008–2010 Faculty Member at the University of Gießen Lung Centre, Gieß, Germany
2005–2008 Post-Doctoral Trainee, University of Gießen Lung Centre, Gieß, Germany
2001–2005 PhD thesis at the Department of Pathology, Justus Liebig University, Gieß, Germany (Summa Cum Laude)
1996–2001 Master Degree Program in Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Career-related activities (5 most important):
2005–2011 Coordinator, International Graduate Program MBML, Gieß, Germany
2013–2017 Management committee representative, European Cooperation in Science and Technology BM1201
2017–2021 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Pulmonary Circulation Programming Committee
2017/18–present Editorial Board member of AJRCMB and Frontiers Physiology (special issue); Cellular Signalling
2021–present Editorial board of Editorial board of Am J Physiol Lungg
Invited referee for > 10 scientific journals and > 5 funding organizations
Major honours and awards (5 most important):
2018, 2021 Reviewer of the year AJRCMB
2016 Scientist of the year at the Medical University Graz
2009 René Baumgart Foundation Research Award
2007 Young scientist sponsorship for ERS Congress
Numerous awards to PhD students and postdocs in the group
International collaboration partners (5 most important):
 

Gabriele Grünig, New York University School of Medicine, New York, USA

Vinicio A. de Jesus Perez, Stanford University Medical Center, USA

Edward Morrisey, Penn University, Philadelphia, USA

Norbert Weißmann, ECCPS, Justus Liebig University, Germany

Saverio Bellusci, ECCPS, Justus Liebig University, Germany