Stem cells as disease model and drug screening tool
Stem cell-derived 3D organoids
Vascular biology and angiogenesis
Postdoctoral research fellow
Doctoral thesis at the University of Lübeck, Institute for Cardiogenetics. Topic: “9p21 and calcification”.
Master of Science, Stem Cell and Molecular Biology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg Thesis: ” The analysis of non-integrative reprogramming methods for the generation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC’s) from human B – lymphoblastoid cell lines (B- LCL’s)”, Department of Developmental Biology, supervised by Prof. Dr. G. Moritz in Cooperation with Clinics for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatic Medicine, supervised by Dr. rer. nat. M. Jung.
Bachelor of Science, Stem Cell and Molecular Biology, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg Thesis: “Analysis of Episomal Reprogramming Vectors for the Generation of induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS Cells) from Human B-Lymphoblasts”, Department of Developmental Biology, supervised by Prof. Dr. G. Moritz in Cooperation with Clinics for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatic Medicine, supervised by Prof. Dr. med. D. Rujescu.
German Stem Cell Network (GSCN)
ISSCR (International Society of Stem Cell Research)
AHA (American Heart Association)
Trillhaase A, Schmidt B, Märtens M, Haferkamp U, Erdmann J, Aherrahrou Z. The CAD risk locus 9p21 increases the risk of vascular calcification in an iPSC-derived VSMC model. Stem Cell Res Ther. 2021 Mar 6;12(1):166. doi: 10.1186/s13287-021-02229-5.
Trillhaase A*, Märtens M*, Aherrahrou Z, Erdmann J. Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) in Vascular Research: from Two- to Three-Dimensional Organoids. Stem Cell Rev and Rep. 2021. doi.org/10.1007/s12015-021-10149-3
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