Friedrich C. Luft

Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)

Robert-Rössle-Str. 10

13125 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 30 450 540 001

FAX:    +49 30 450 540 900

luft@charite.de

http://www.fvk-berlin.de/kfo192/index.php?id=53

 

Objectives & Background

Research interest – focused on hypertension and cardiovascular research

 

Education & Professional Experience

Adjunct Professor | Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA

2012 - present. Clinical Pharmacology

 

Director | ECRC, Charité and MDC, Berlin

2007 - present

 

Visiting Professor | Univerity of Iowa

2007 – present. Helen C. Levitt Visiting Professor

 

Head of Senior Research Group | MDC, Berlin

1992 - present

 

Full Professor | Charité and MDC, Berlin

1992 Professor and Chairman of Medicine/Nephrology

 

Full Professor | University of Erlangen

1989 Professor of medicine

 

Full Professor | Indiana University

1982 Professor of medicine and pharmacology

 

Medical Training | Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia PA

1968 MD Degree

 

Publications (selected)

Toka O, Maass PG, Aydin A, Toka H, Hübner N, Rüschendorf F, Gong M, Luft FC, Bähring S (2010). Childhood hypertension in autosomal-dominant hypertension with brachydactyly. Hypertension 56, 988-994

 

Maass PG, Wirth J, Aydin A, Rump A, Stricker S, Tinschert S, Otero M, Tsuchimochi KT, Goldring MB, Luft FC, Bähring S (2010) A cis-regulatory site downregulates PTHLH in translocation t(8:12)(q13;p11.2) and leads to brachydactyly type E. Hum. Mol. Genet. 19, 848-860

 

Monti J, Fischer J, Paskas S, Heinig M, Schulz H, Gösele C, Heuser A, Fischer R, Schmidt C, Schirdewan A, Gross V, Hummel O, Maatz H, Patone G, Saar K, Vingron M, Weldon SM, Lindpainter K, Hammock BD, Rohde K, Dietz R, Cook SA, Schunk W-H, Luft FC, Hübner N (2008) Soluble epoxide hydrolase (Ephx2) is a susceptibility gene for heart failure in a rat model of human disease. Nat. Genet. 40, 529-537

 

Bähring S, Kann M, Neuenfeld Y, Gong M, Chitayat D, Toka HR, Toka O, Plessis G, Maass Ph, Rauch A, Aydin A, Luft FC (2008) Inversion region for hypertension and brachydactyly on chromosome 12p features multiple splicing and noncoding RNA. Hypertension 51, 426-431

 

Henke N, Schmidt-Ullrich R, Dechend R, Park JK, Qadri F, Wellner M, Obst M, Gross V, Dietz R, Luft FC, Scheidereit C, Muller DN (2007) Vascular endothelial cell-specific NF-kappaB suppression attenuates hypertension-induced renal damage. Circ. Res. 101, 268-276

 

Teaching

  • Currently supervising 15 PhD students (15 graduated since 2003)

 

  • Various teaching obligations in cardiology, nephrology, genetics, and pharmacology.

 

Miscellaneous

Honors & Awards

1976 Outstanding Professor of Medicine, Indiana University

1988 Max-Rubner-Preis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung

1992 Franz-Gross-Forschungspreis, German Hypertension Society

1999 Galenus-von-Pergamon Prize

2000 Corcoran Prize and Lecture, American Heart Association. 2000

2001 Honorary doctorate, University of Pecs, Hungary

2001 Lingen prize

2003 Ernest Starling Award, American Physiological Society

2003 Björn Folkow Award - Eur Soc Hypertens

2003 Anthony Raine Award, Eur Soc Nephrol,

2004 Arthur Guyton Award, University of Mississippi, USA;

2004 Jan Brod Lecture, Deutsche Liga zur Bekämpfung des hohen Blutdruckes

2005 Richard Bright Award, American Society Hypertension

2006 Helen C. Levitt Visiting professor of medicine, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

2008 American Heart Association Excellence in Hypertension Research Award, Council for High Blood Pressure Research (previously the Novartis Award)

2008 Canadian Society of Hypertension Presidential Lecture Award

2008 Franz-Volhard Medal, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nephrologie

2009 Robert-Tigerstedt Award, International Society of Hypertension

2010 Ross-McIntyre Award and Lecture, University of Nebraska

2010 Honorary member of the Finnish Hypertension Society

2010 George-Pickering Lecture, The British Society of Hypertension

2010 Feulgen Lecture, University of Gießen Medical Faculty

2011 The "Friedrich-Luft Stipendium der Charité" was announced by the Charité for junior clinicians striving to become clinical scientists.

2011 Senior Professor of the Charité

 

Committee, advisory boards, advisory groups

Associate editor - Hypertension

Associate editor – J Am Soc Hypertens

Associate editor – Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation

Associate editor – Clin J Am Soc Nephrol

Associate editor and monthly editorialist (J Mol Med)

Novartis Scientific Advisory Board

Boehringer Ingelheim Scientific Advisory Board

Member of the Board of Trustees, German Heart Center, Berlin (2010-present)