NeuroScienceLab Essen
Dr. rer. nat. Ayan Mohamud Yusuf

Post-doctoral scientist
Office: MFZ, 2nd floor, room 2.016
Phone: +49 201 723 1663
Fax: +49 201 723 6903

Ayan Mohamud Yusuf received her Master of Science degree in Medical Biology in 2015 from the University Duisburg-Essen for a thesis, in which she examined ceramide changes in neuroblastoma cells exposed to ischemia-reperfusion injury. In 2015, Ayan Mohamud Yusuf started her PhD studies in the DFG-funded Research Training Group 2098 ("Biomedicine of sphingolipids") under the supervision of Prof. Dirk M. Hermann, evaluating consequences of the acid sphingomyelinase / ceramide system for ischemic stroke development and recovery. As a post-doctoral fellow within the research consortium FOR 2879, Ayan Mohamud Yusuf studies the role of inflammatory processes in repair mechanisms and long-term recovery following stroke.
Research interests

Ayan Mohamud Yusuf is interested in the role of microglia and T cells in controlling microvascular integrity and the contribution of angiogenesis for post-stroke recovery. Furthermore, she analyzes how bioactive sphingolipids such as ceramide control brain injury and remodeling after ischemic stroke.
NeuroScienceLab Sekretariat