Dr. Ana Luisa Pina (Faculty)
Affiliation(s) Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Experimental Neurosurgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences
I am happy to have recently moved to Berlin and to be building my research group here at the Charité-BCRT.
For me teaching and supporting enthusiastic and hard-working students is a real pleasure. Therefore I am delighted to be part of the faculty of the International Graduate Programme in Medical Neuroscience and impressed with the structure and organization of this successful Programme.
- 2009-Present Rahel-Hirsch Group Leader. Department of Neurosurgery (Experimental Neurosurgery) and Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies. Charité, Medical University, Berlin. Germany
- 2007-Present Rahel-Hirsch Group Leader. Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies. Charité, Medical University, Berlin. Germany
- 2000–2006 Neurobiology Group Leader. Neurosurgery Department at the Regensburg University Clinic. Regensburg, Germany.
- 1995–1999 Postdoctoral fellowship McGill University, Montreal Canada Centre for Research in Neuroscience at the Montreal General Hospital and Ocular Genetics Laboratory at the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Canada
- 1991–1992 Visiting Fellow. Rockefeller University, New York, USA
- 1990— 1993 PhD in Biomedical Research. (Neuroscience) Institute for Cellular Physiology. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico city.
- 1985— 1987 Master Degree in Biomedical Research. (Neuroscience) Institute for Cellular Physiology. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico city.
- 1982— 1985 Undergrad in Basic Biomedical Research. Institute for Research in Biomedicine. National Autonomous University of Mexico. Mexico city.
Private interests: I love to dance (in particular Latin rhythms), practice meditation and yoga, appreciate classical and traditional world music, as well as international cuisine, visual arts and travelling.
- Gleich O, Piña AL. Protein expression of pigment-epithelium-derived factor in rat cochlea. Cell Tissue Res. 2008 Jun;332(3):565–71. Epub 2008 Apr 17.
- Dittmer S, Sahin M, Pantlen A, Saxena A, Toutzaris D, Pina AL, Geerts A, Golz S, Methner A. The constitutively active orphan G-protein-coupled receptor GPR39 protects from cell death by increasing secretion of pigment epithelium-derived growth factor. J Biol Chem. 2008 Mar 14;283(11):7074–81.
- Pina AL, Kubitza M, Brawanski A, Tombran-Tink J, Kloth S. Expression of pigment-epithelium-derived factor during kidney development and aging. Cell Tissue Res. 2007 Aug;329(2):329–38.
- Garcia-Valenzuela E, Sharma SC, Piña AL. Multilayered retinal microglial response to optic nerve transection in rats. Mol Vis. 2005 Mar 31;11:225–31.
- Piña AL, Baumert U, Loyer M, Koenekoop RK. A three base pair deletion encoding the amino acid (lysine-270) in the alpha-cone transducin gene. Mol Vis. 2004 Apr 8;10:265–71.
- Koenekoop R, Pina AL, Loyer M, Davidson J, Robitaille J, Maumenee I, Tombran-Tink J. Four polymorphic variations in the PEDF gene identified during the mutation screening of patients with Leber congenital amaurosis. Mol Vis. 1999 Jul 2;5:10.
- Piña AL, Ormsby CE, Bermúdez-Rattoni F. Differential recovery of inhibitory avoidance learning by striatal, cortical, and mesencephalic fetal grafts. Behav Neural Biol. 1994 Mar;61(2):196–201.
- Piña AL, Ormsby CE, Miranda MI, Jiménez N, Tapia R, Bermúdez-Rattoni F. Graft-induced recovery of inhibitory avoidance conditioning in striatal lesioned rats is related to choline acetyltransferase activity. J Neural Transplant Plast. 1994 Jan-Mar;5(1):11–6.