Friedrich Paulsen serves as a Professor of anatomy at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Member of the Faculty Council, Corresponding Member of the Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Honorary Member of the Romanian Anatomical Society, Secretary of the German Anatomical Society, and Secretary General of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists. He acts as the Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Anatomy and serves as the Chairman of a professional development center for virtual microscopy. Paulsen first worked as a medical doctor in otorhinolaryngology and then became anatomist. He has been studying already at the Christian Albrecht University of Kiel the roles of peptides and proteins in innate immunity at the ocular surface and lacrimal apparatus, articular joints, and upper aerodigestive tract including the larynx, corneal wound healing, dry eye syndrome, corneal and conjunctival epithelial cells in pathogenesis of inflammation, organ dysfunction, and stem cells. He served as the principle scientist and global advisor of scientific advisory boards for national and international research organizations and pharmaceutical companies. His current research focuses on roles of mucins, antimicrobial peptides, TFF peptides, and surfactant proteins in the development of organ dysfunction and potential interaction between drugs and epithelial cells. Moreover, he is interested in education related research.
Biography Updated on 30 July 2012