graduated from Medical School in 1989 and finished her thesis in pediatrics in 1991. Until 1995, she was a clinical associate in the Dept. of Pediatrics, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg. Her fields of interest were allergy, pulmonology, neonatology, and HIV-infection in children. Frorm 1995 until 2002 she worked at the Floating Hospital for Children (New England Medical Center, Boston). She is currently an attending physician in the neonatal intensive care unit at Hannover Medical School and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Tufts University, Boston.
Her scientific interest is in developmental lung biology. One focus is on the neuregulin family of growth factors and their receptors. Neuregulins are messenger molecules that play a role in prenatal lung development. Much of Dr. Dammann's work is devoted to the immature lung of the preterm newborn. Her questions are: How is neuregulin produced in the fetal lung? How are neuregulins involved in lung development? What role do erbB receptors play? Her research is designed to help elucidate developmental mechanisms in the immature lung and will hopefully help open a door for protective interventions.
Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Dammann
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V.i.S.d.P: Christiane Dammann, updated: 12.12.2006