Charité Campus Mitte
Coordinator EU - Marie Curie EST CORTEX (Cooperation in Research and Training for European Excellence in the Neurosciences)
Spokesperson Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 507
Vice chairman, Department of Neurology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Program director, International Master-MD /PhD Program Medical Neurosciences
Deputy Director of the Neuroscience Center and Professor (C4) and Head, Hermann and Lilly Schilling Endowed Chair for Clinical Neuroscience, Head of the Department of Experimental Neurology, Charité
The research of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dirnagl is focused on stroke, cerebral blood flow regulation, and brain imaging. In preclinical models as well as clinical trials he explores mechanisms by which brain ischemia leads to cell death, and develops novel methods to intercept mechanisms of damage in acute brain damage, as well as to foster regeneration and repair of the lesions. Closely linked to his interest in stroke pathophysiology is his interest in the coupling of regional blood flow to neuronal acitivity, the mechanism underlying functional brain imaging with MR and PET. Beyond imaging structure and function of the CNS he and his team are developing, validating and using techniques that allow the non-invasive imaging of brain biochemistry and molecular signaling. To this end they use optical, MR, and nuclear medicine approaches in mouse and man.