Dr. Henriette Kirchner conducted her PhD in the lab of Prof. Matthias Tschöp and discovered that the hunger hormone ghrelin is rather a meal-preparatory signal rather than a hunger hormone and studied the mechanisms of metabolic surgery. In 2011 Dr. Kirchner began her post-doctoral studies with Juleen Zierath at the Karolinska Institute where she investigated epigenetic mechanisms that contribute to obesity and type 2 diabetes. Funded by the Emmy-Noether Program from the DFG Dr. Kirchner joined the CBBM in Lübeck in 2014 where she currently leads the Epigenetics & Metabolism group.
Universität zu Lübeck
Neue Mechanismen für Prävention und Therapie des Diabetes