Dr. med. Carolin Lerchenmüller

Research Group Leader (AG Cardiac Remodeling and Regeneration)


Medical/Professional background

since 2011

Resident/Fellow, Department for Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology, University Hospital Heidelberg

since 2013

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Cardiovascular Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (Prof. Anthony Rosenzweig)


Promotion: Universität Heidelberg (Prof. Hugo A. Katus), Thomas Jefferson University Philadelphia (Prof. Patrick Most)

2011 – 2012

Laboratory for Molecular and Translational Cardiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Department of Cardiology (Prof. Patrick Most)

2008 – 2009

Predoctoral studies at the Center for Translational Medicine (Prof. Walter Koch), Laboratory for Molecular Cardiology (Prof. Patrick Most)

2003 – 2010

Studium: Universität Heidelberg (final year rotations: Yale Medical School, New Haven, CT; Mount Sinai Medical School New York, NY)



Präventionspreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Innere Medizin (DGIM) und der Deutschen Stiftung Innere Medizin (DSIM)


Young Investigator Travel Award, American Heart Association (BCVS)


Research Prize Walter Erb Foundation

Professional memberships

German Cardiac Society (DGK)

American Heart Association (AHA)

European Society for Cardiology (ESC)

Interessensgebiete/ Forschungsschwerpunkte

Molecular Cardiology:

  • Does exercise induce cardiomyogenesis? (Applying multi-isotope mass spectrometry
  • The role of the transcriptional co-activator CITED4 in cardiac hypertrophy and regeneration
  • The calcium-binding Protein S100A6 and its role in the development of cardiac vasculature and cell cycle progression of vascular cells

Gender Research in the Life Sciences:

  • Do young female scientists earn the credit they deserve?