Wolfgang M. Kuebler

Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Wolfgang Kuebler was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1967. He received his M.D. and doctorate degrees (Dr. med.; summa cum laude) at the University of Munich, Germany, in 1997. From 1997 to 1999, he worked as a Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG) with J. Bhattacharya at Columbia University. In 2001, he completed his Habilitation (University of Munich). Since 2002, he is an endowed Professor for physiology at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, in collaboration with the German Heart Institute Berlin. Since 2008, he is a Staff Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's, Toronto, and an Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada. His interest focuses on translational research in lung and microvascular (patho-)physiology. He integrates basic research on cell signaling and communication pathways to the level of the intact organ and organism, an approach that allows for the identification of new pathomechanisms and treatment strategies in complex disease models such as acute lung injury, lung edema, or pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Kuebler is a Recipient of the Hermann Rein Award for Microcirculation (1999), the Lafon Award of the European Society for Microcirculation (2000), and the Kenneth Moser Memorial Symposium (2002). He was the Chairman of the German Society for Microcirculation and Vascular Biology (2004), and currently serves on the Strategic Committee for the European Society for Microcirculation and as a Scientific Programme Committee Chair, a Joint Program Committee Representative, and a Chair-Elect for the Respiratory Section of the American Physiological Society. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, Microcirculation, and the Open Anesthesiology Journal. His scientific contributions include 62 published peer-reviewed original articles, 11 review articles, 2 consensus statements, 7 invited commentaries, 7 letters, 11 book chapters, and 3 patents.

Biography Updated on 20 February 2011

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