Sarah Hedtrich

Associated Professor, Berlin Institute of Health at Charité, Center of Biological Design, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectiology, Respiratory-, and Critical-Care-Medicine of the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Affiliated Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, The University of British Columbia
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Dr. Hedtrich obtained her PhD in Pharmacology & Toxicology from the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany in 2009. During her postdoc, she moved to the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Tufts University in Boston, USA. She was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Freie University of Berlin, Germany, in 2015 and relocated her lab to the U of British Columbia in 2019. Currently, she holds one of the prestigious Johanna-Quandt-Professorships at the Berlin Institute of Health @ Charité in Berlin, Germany, and is an Affiliate Professor at UBC.

She co-/authored over 95 peer-reviewed journal articles in high-impact journals including the ACS Nano, Journal of Controlled Release, Small, Nature Reviews Materials, and Theranostics. Her research centers around inflammatory and genetic diseases of human epithelia with a focus on skin and lungs and bioengineering of complex, human disease models which are leveraged to develop personalized next-generation therapies.