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Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology

Prof. Dr. med. Hugo Marti

Heidelberg University

Institute of Physiologie and Pathophysiology

WG Neurovascular Research

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg



+49 6221 54-4138/4055


+49 6221 54-4561


Curriculum Vitae

since 2003

University professor (C3) and head of the working group Neurovascular Research, Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Heidelberg University, Germany


C3 professorship appointment for Physiologie at Kiel University, Germany (declined)


Venia legendi in Physiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland


Head of a working group (Oberassistent) at the Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Christian Bauer)


Habilitation (Privatdozent Dr. med. habil.) in Physiologie, Giessen University, Germany


Research Associate, Max-Planck-Institute of Physiology and Clinical Research, Bad Nauheim (Prof. Werner Risau)


Postdoc, Institute of Physiology, University of Zurich, Switzerland (Prof. Christian Bauer)


Postgraduate course in experimental medicine and biology, University of Zurich, Switzerland


Promotion to Dr. med. at the Medical Faculty of the University of Zurich, Switzerland


Studies of human medicine, University of Zurich, Switzerland; final exam: Staatsexamen

Honors and Awards

since 2007

Editorial Board Acta Physiologica, official organ of the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS)

since 2000

Commission for the award of the Werner Risau Prize for endothelial cell biology


Stipend of the Max-Planck-Society


Young Investigator Award of the Gesellschaft für Mikrozirkulation und Vaskuläre Biologie (Society of Microcirculation and Vascular Biology)


Stipend of the Swiss Foundation for Medical and Biological Scholarships


Stipend of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)


Stipend of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

Recent Publications


Shaping the heart: Structural and functional maturation of iPSC-cardiomyocytes in 3D-micro-scaffolds. Biomaterials. 2020 Jan;227:119551. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2019.119551. Epub 2019 Oct 19.


Simulation Strategies for Calcium Microdomains and Calcium Noise. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2020;1131:771-797. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-12457-1_31.


Somatic mutations and promotor methylation of the ryanodine receptor 2 is a common event in the pathogenesis of head and neck cancer. Int J Cancer. 2019 Dec 15;145(12):3299-3310. doi: 10.1002/ijc.32481. Epub 2019 Jun 19.


Persistent increase in ventral hippocampal long-term potentiation by juvenile stress: A role for astrocytic glutamine synthetase. Glia. 2019 Dec;67(12):2279-2293. doi: 10.1002/glia.23683. Epub 2019 Jul 17.


4.2 Kreislauf. In: Physiologie hoch2 (Gründer S, Schlüter KD, eds.) Urban & Fischer Verlag/Elsevier GmbH 2019, pp. 192-225. ISBN 978-3-437-43461-7


The neuronal oxygen-sensing pathway controls postnatal vascularization of the murine brain. FASEB J. 2019 Nov;33(11):12812-12824. doi: 10.1096/fj.201901385RR. Epub 2019 Aug 30.


TRPC channels are not required for graded persistent activity in entorhinal cortex neurons. Hippocampus. 2019 Nov;29(11):1038-1048. doi: 10.1002/hipo.23094. Epub 2019 Apr 19.


The C-terminal HCN4 variant P883R alters channel properties and acts as genetic modifier of atrial fibrillation and structural heart disease. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2019 Oct 29;519(1):141-147. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2019.08.150. Epub 2019 Aug 31.


Endothelial cell modulation of cardiomyocyte gene expression. Exp Cell Res. 2019 Oct 15;383(2):111565. doi: 10.1016/j.yexcr.2019.111565. Epub 2019 Aug 20.


Pacemaker cell characteristics of differentiated and HCN4-transduced human mesenchymal stem cells. Life Sci. 2019 Sep 1;232:116620. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2019.116620. Epub 2019 Jul 7.


Reduction of Transplant Vasculopathy by Intraoperative Nucleic Acid-based Therapy in a Mouse Aortic Allograft Model. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep;67(6):503-512. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1673633. Epub 2018 Oct 23.


Functional association of a CD40 gene single nucleotide polymorphism with the pathogenesis of coronary heart disease. Cardiovasc Res. 2019 Aug 2. pii: cvz206. doi: 10.1093/cvr/cvz206. [Epub ahead of print]

Institute of
Physiology and Pathophysiology

Heidelberg University

Im Neuenheimer Feld 326

69120 Heidelberg


Phone:+49 6221 54-4035
Fax:+49 6221 54-4038