Daniela Schranner

Phone: +49 89 3187 49190
Building/Room: 56/152

Member of Research Group: Systems Metabolomics

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Research interests

  • Metabolic links between exercise and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Metabolite and protein changes in response to exercise
  • Multi-omics links to health-related and disease-related exercise phenotypes (e.g. cardiovascular fitness or muscle mass)
  • Using metabolites and proteins to predict exercise responsiveness


  • June 2021 – today: Post-Doc at Kastenmüller Lab
  • 2017 – 2021: Ph.D. student, Exercise Biology Group (Henning Wackerhage), TUM
  • 2019 Visiting researcher at Gerszten Lab, Cardiovascular Institute, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2015 Visiting researcher at Jay Lab, Thermal Ergonomics Laboratory, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia


  • 2022 Ph.D. (expected) in Exercise Physiology, TUM (German degree: Dr.rer.nat)
    Thesis: “Metabolite and protein signatures of exercise, physical fitness, and athletic phenotype in healthy humans”
  • 2017 M.Sc. (double degree) in Exercise Physiology and Ergonomics, TUM
    Thesis: “A non-invasive sensor for measuring body core temperature during physical activity in different thermal environments”
  • 2013 B.Sc. in Exercise Science, TUM
    Thesis: “Physical activity of children and adolescents with a congenital heart disease”


  • Ph.D scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (German: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)


Robbins JM, Peterson B, Schranner D, Tahir UA, Rienmüller T, Deng S, Keyes MJ, Katz DH, Beltran PMJ, Barber JL, Baumgartner C, Carr SA, Ghosh S, Shen C, Jennings LL, Ross R, Sarzynski MA, Bouchard C, Gerszten RE. Human plasma proteomic profiles indicative of cardiorespiratory fitness. Nat Metab. 2021 Jun;3(6):786-797. doi: 10.1038/s42255-021-00400-z.

Schranner D, Schönfelder M, Römisch-Margl W, Scherr J, Schlegel J, Zelger O, Riermeier A, Kaps S, Prehn C, Adamski J, Söhnlein Q, Stöcker F, Kreuzpointner F, Halle M, Kastenmüller G, Wackerhage H. Physiological extremes of the human blood metabolome: A metabolomics analysis of highly glycolytic, oxidative, and anabolic athletes. Physiol Rep. 2021 Jun;9(12):e14885. doi: 10.14814/phy2.14885.

Schranner D, Kastenmüller G, Schönfelder M, Römisch-Margl W, Wackerhage H. Metabolite Concentration Changes in Humans After a Bout of Exercise: a Systematic Review of Exercise Metabolomics Studies. Sports Med Open. 2020 Feb 10;6(1):11. doi: 10.1186/s40798-020-0238-4.

Schranner D, Scherer L, Lynch GP, Korder S, Brotherhood JR, Pluim BM, Périard JD, Jay O. In-Play Cooling Interventions for Simulated Match-Play Tennis in Hot/Humid Conditions. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 May;49(5):991-998. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001183.