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Humboldt-Fellowship for Young American Researcher in Berlin

Dr. Jean-Yves K. Tano from the University of Toledo Medical College in Toledo, Ohio, USA has received an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers to work in Germany. He joined the research group of Professor Maik Gollasch at the Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC), a joint cooperation between the Charité –  Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch in November this year, after having completed two months of German classes at the Goethe Institute in Berlin.

At the ECRC, Dr. Tano will investigate how the body regulates its blood flow to ensure tissues and organs are being supplied with blood. He is especially interested in deciphering, in smooth muscle cells, the mechanisms associated with regulation of the narrowing (vasoconstriction or myogenic tone) of the arteries, which are responsible for pumping (oxygen-rich) blood through the body.

Dr. Tano studied biology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Toledo Medical School. He received his PhD. in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases at the University of Toledo in the fall of 2012 and has been working there as postdoctoral research assistant before coming to Berlin. He is an English and French native speaker.

The Experimental and Clinical Research Center (ECRC) was founded by the MDC and the Charité in 2007 on the Campus Berlin-Buch. ECRC`s aim is to expand and strengthen interdisciplinary activities between basic and clinical researchers and to shorten the pathway from discoveries in basic research to clinical applications. The MDC is a non-university institution and a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, founded in Germany in 1953, promotes academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from abroad and from Germany. It is named after the eminent naturalist and explorer, universal genius and cosmopolitan Alexander von Humboldt (1769–1859).

Humboldt-Fellow Dr. Jean-Yves K. Tano from Toledo, Ohio, USA (Photo: private)

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