Lars S. Maier

University of Göttingen, Germany

Lars S. Maier works as a Professor of internal medicine and cardiology, and the Head of the DFG Heisenberg research group at the Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, University of Göttingen, Germany. Dr. Maier graduated from the University of Göttingen, received his M.D. degree from the University of Freiburg, Germany, and joined the Department of Cardiology at the University of Göttingen in 1999. After a two-year postdoctoral period in Dr. Bers lab in Chicago, he returned to Göttingen. As a clinician scientist, his main areas of interest are excitation-contraction coupling in the heart, intracellular Ca and Na handling, Ca-dependent proteins (e.g., CaMK), arrhythmias, and signal transduction of hypertrophy and heart failure. Dr. Maier has won numerous research awards over the last years including the International Competitive Research Award for Young Investigators of the GlaxoSmithKline Research Foundation, the Bruno-Kisch-Award of the German Cardiac Society, and the German Pfizer Research Award. He coauthored more than 70 papers for peer-reviewed journals and review articles with an impact factor of about 400 and 2000 citations. In addition, Dr. Maier is a member of numerous medical and biophysical societies. He is a Reviewer for several journals including titles such as Lancet, PNAS, JCI, Circulation, and Circ Research. He also worked as a Guest Editor in 2007 together with Dr. Bers for a review focus series about calmodulin and CaMK in Cardiovascular Research. Examples of his collaborating activities in national and international projects are EUGeneHeart: Genomics of Myocyte Signalling to Treat and Prevent Heart Failure, CONTICA: Control of intracellular Calcium and Arrhythmias, and the Transatlantic Networks of Excellence Program: Alliance for CaMKII Signaling in Heart Disease by the Fondation LeDucq.

Biography Updated on 5 August 2009

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