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YIG Vascular Epigenetics / Sheikh-Lab

What environmental factors impact our risk of developing chronic diseases? What molecular mechanisms are responsible for this?

The Vascular Epigenetics group aims to disentangle how our metabolic environment interacts with our epigenome. By understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying this link, the team works towards identifying novel treatments that could lower the risk of life-threatening chronic disorders. In particular, the lab focuses on these mechanisms in the context of vascular dysfunction, which is typically driven by metabolic disease and underlies numerous diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiac failure and neurodegeneration.

What environmental factors impact our risk of developing chronic diseases? What molecular mechanisms are responsible for this?

The Vascular Epigenetics group aims to disentangle how our metabolic environment interacts with our epigenome. By understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying this link, the team works towards identifying novel treatments that could lower the risk of life-threatening chronic disorders. In particular, the lab focuses on these mechanisms in the context of vascular dysfunction, which is typically driven by metabolic disease and underlies numerous diseases such as atherosclerosis, cardiac failure and neurodegeneration.

Lab Members

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Dr. Jesús Rafael Rodríguez Aguilera

PostDoc

Florian Geier

Technician
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Alina Rose

PhD Candidate
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Fabiana dos Santos Oliveira

PhD Candidate

Longsheng Liao

PhD Candidate

Hugo Martin

PhD Candidate (DFG funded)
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Faiqa Zulfqar

PhD Candidate

He Yao

PhD Candidate

Publications

Contact:

Dr. Bilal Sheikh

Group Leader "Vascular Epigenetics"

Leipzig