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Dr. med. Alexander Klesen

Clinician Scientist (Optogenetics)

Research Interests:

  • Mechano-sensitive ion channels in cardiac non-myocytes and immune cells.
  • Light-tuneable ion channels in immune cells.
  • Echocardiography studies of haemo-mechanics.

Brief CV:

Alexander studied medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg. He joined Rémi Peyronnet, PhD, and Prof. Ursula Ravens at IEKM for his research on mechano-sensitivity of human fibroblasts full-time in 2017. He obtained his “Dr. med.”-degree in 2020 and his medical approbation in 2021. Now affiliated as a registrar with the Department for Congenital Heart Defects and paediatric Cardiology at the University Clinics Freiburg he re-joined IEKM in 2021 as a Clinician Scientist. He became part of the Optogenetics Group to strengthen his expertise in cellular electrophysiology and to contribute his knowledge on cellular mechano-sensitivity as well as clinical cardiology.

Selected Publications: