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Christian Göritz's Group

Research group picture for Christian Göritz group.

We are studying homeostasis and tissue repair mechanisms in the mammalian system with a focus on pericytes, perivascular cells of the microvasculature.

Commonly, tissue damage triggers a wound closure reaction that can lead to pathological tissue formation, causing functional impairment and blocking regeneration.

We discovered that a specific subpopulation of pericytes participate in the wound closure reaction and following scar formation after spinal cord injury.

Pericytes are abundant throughout the body and have a great potential to be a general source for scar formation and fibrosis in different injuries and diseases. We are aiming to understand the nature of these cells, their heterogeneity, stem cell potential and functions.

Group members

David DiasDoktorand
Eduardo GuimaraesSenior lab manager
Christian GöritzForskare
Wing Fung HauDoktorand
Daniel HollDoktorand, Forskarstuderande
Jannis KalkitsasDoktorand, Forskarstuderande
Yildiz KelahmetogluForskarstuderande
Soniya SavantPostdoc

Selected Publications

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