NeuroScienceLab Essen
Maria Zafar, MSc

PhD student
Office: MFZ, 2nd floor, room 2.016
Phone: +49 201 723 1663
Fax: +49 201 723 6903

Maria Zafar received her Master of Science degree in Pharmacology in 2013 from the University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan. In 2016, she started her PhD studies in the NeuroScienceLab funded by a DAAD grant, carrying out research projects in interaction with the DFG-funded Research Training Group 2098 ("Biomedicine of sphingolipids").
Research interests

The sphingolipid ceramide controls fundamental cellular processes such as apoptosis, cell proliferation and growth. There is little knowledge how ceramide controls vascular remodeling in ischemic stroke. Using proliferation, migration and tube formation assays in vitro on endothelial cells exposed to oxygen-glucose-deprivation (OGD), Maria Zafar investigates the role of the acid sphingomyelinase / ceramide pathway in angiogenesis.
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