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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


Priming of microglia with IFN-γ slows neuronal gamma oscillations in situ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 19. pii: 201813562. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1813562116. [Epub ahead of print]


Methylglyoxal evokes acute Ca2+ transients in distinct cell types and increases agonist-evoked Ca2+ entry in endothelial cells via CRAC channels. Cell Calcium. 2019 Mar;78:66-75. doi: 10.1016/j.ceca.2019.01.002. Epub 2019 Jan 9.


EphB2-dependent signaling promotes neuronal excitotoxicity and inflammation in the acute phase of ischemic stroke. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2019 Feb 5;7(1):15. doi: 10.1186/s40478-019-0669-7.


Early alterations in hippocampal perisomatic GABAergic synapses and network oscillations in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease amyloidosis. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 15;14(1):e0209228. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0209228. eCollection 2019.


Medikamentöse Varikosetherapie aus der Perspektive experimenteller Modelle. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2019 Jan;108(1):31-36. doi: 10.1024/1661-8157/a003147.


Selective vulnerability of αOFF retinal ganglion cells during onset of autoimmune optic neuritis. Neuroscience. 2018 Nov 21;393:258-272. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2018.07.040. Epub 2018 Aug 1.


The VAMP-associated protein VAPB is required for cardiac and neuronal pacemaker channel function. FASEB J2018 Nov;32(11):6159-6173. Epub 2018 Jun 7.


Genetic ablation of NFAT5/TonEBP in smooth muscle cells impairs flow- and pressure-induced arterial remodeling in mice. FASEB J. 2018 Nov 1:fj201801594R. doi: 10.1096/fj.201801594R. [Epub ahead of print]


Reduction of Transplant Vasculopathy by Intraoperative Nucleic Acid-based Therapy in a Mouse Aortic Allograft Model. Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct 23. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1673633. [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