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researcher , Cell biologist

Felix Benedikt Salomon Engel, German cell biologist, researcher. Achievements include patents for method to induce cardiomyocyte proliferation; research in 2-drug therapy in a rat model to treat myocardial infarction; discovery of p38 Map kinase is a key negative regulator of cardiomyocyte proliferation; discovery of adult mammalian cardiomyocytes can undergo cell division. Member of German Society Cell Biology, American Heart Association.

Background

Engel, Felix Benedikt Salomon was born on July 5, 1971 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Juergen Nast and Siegrid Engel.

Education

Degree, Walther-Rathenau-Oberschule, Berlin, Germany, 1990. Diploma in Engineering, Technology University, Berlin, Germany, 1996. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University, Berlin, Germany, 2001.

Career

Postdoctoral fellow medical school Harvard University, Boston, 2001—2005. Junior research group leader Max-Planck-Institute Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany, since 2006. Co-founder, member science board bcd GmbH, Berlin, 1998—2003.

Instructor pediatrics medical school Harvard University, since 2005. Associate science researcher Children's Hospital Boston, since 2005. Consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for method to induce cardiomyocyte proliferation. Research in 2-drug therapy in a rat model to treat myocardial infarction. Discovery of p38 Map kinase is a key negative regulator of cardiomyocyte proliferation.

    Discovery of adult mammalian cardiomyocytes can undergo cell division.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of German Society Cell Biology, American Heart Association.

Connections

father:
Juergen Nast

mother:
Siegrid Engel