Lars-Oliver Klotz was born in 1969 in Biedenkopf, Germany. He received his Diploma (M.S. degree equivalent) in biochemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 1995, followed by the Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the University of Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1998 (advisor: Helmut Sies). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institute on Aging in Baltimore, Md, USA, and returned to the University of Düsseldorf in 2000 to establish his laboratory at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and to obtain his lecturer's qualification (Habilitation degree) in 2001. He served as the Head of the Environment and Stress Signaling Section at the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF) in Düsseldorf, from 2007 to 2010. In 2010, he moved to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, where he presently serves as an Associate Professor and as Canada Research Chair in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. He was the recipient of the Catherine Pasquier Award of the European Society of Free Radical Research (SFRR-Europe) in 2006. His research interests include the biochemistry of oxidative stress, stress-induced signal transduction, and molecular processes in aging.
Biography Updated on 28 November 2011