Rudolf K. Braun0000-0002-1778-9613
I studied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the ETH in Zürich finishing in 1985. I started my theses in the asthma research laboratories of Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis) in Basel while affiliated with the same institute, finishing in 1988. Then I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Davis in the laboratory of Dr. Rick Vulliet investigating functional changes after phosphorylation of Ser/Thr-Pro entities in different proteins. I continued my post-doctoral time at the Swiss Institute for Allergy and Asthma Research (SIAF) in Davos, Switzerland working with Drs. Christoph Walker and Trevor Hansel from 1991 to 1993. We investigated the function of eosinophilic granulocytes in asthma and other lung diseases. In 1993 I moved back to Davis to work with Dr. Shri Giri and later Dr. Dallas Hyde as a post-doctoral fellow and later as a staff scientist until 1997. My work there focused on pulmonary fibrosis, working with the model of bleomycin-induced lung injury and fibrosis. Between 1997 and 2001 I worked in Germany at the Friedrich Schiller University in the research laboratory of Dr. Claus Kroegel, working on lung fibrosis and asthma. My increasing interest in the technology of flow cytometry made me accept a position in the Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada as an assistant scientist and Flow Facility Manager responsible for purifying and analyzing stem cells using flow cytometric cell sorting. However, my continuing interest in lung fibrosis allowed me to move back into research by moving to Madison, Wisconsin to work with Drs. William Burlingham and Robert Love on obliterative bronchiolitis after lung transplantation (2003). In 2006 I followed Dr. R. Love to Loyola University in Chicago where I continued my research as an Assistant Professor. After 4 years I moved back to the University of Wisconsin in Madison where I continue my research on lung fibrosis and transplant rejection.
Biography Updated on 15 April 2013