Roxana Wasnick 
MD. PhD. 
Flow cytometry & Lung research  consulting


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Creative problem solver and continuous learner, I am always interested in new technologies and concepts in biology and medicine. My solid scientific upbringing in the field of lung stem cells and regenerative medicine, backed by profound medical knowledge provide a wide understanding of mechanistic and therapeutic aspects of human body in health and disease. An avid explorer of human connection, I believe that effective communication and freedom of expression are essential for any collective  endeavor - family, classroom or business. 


Technical excellence


Creative thinking / problem solving  

Scientific projects I initiated or participated in, major questions I tried to answer 

Work experience





CureVac, Tubingen, Germany - Scientist

University of Giessen , Giessen, Germany - Postdoc

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland - Postdoc

Duke University, Durham, USA - Visiting grad student



PhD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA


Medical Doctor, Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

                                       Publication list


  1. Long Noncoding RNA TYKRIL Plays a Role in Pulmonary Hypertension via the p53-mediated Regulation of PDGFRβ; Zehendner CM, Valasarajan C, Werner A, Boeckel JN, Bischoff FC, John D, Weirick T, Glaser SF, Rossbach O, Jaé N, Demolli S, Khassafi F, Yuan K, de Jesus Perez VA, Michalik KM, Chen W, Seeger W, Guenther A, Wasnick RM, Uchida S, Zeiher AM, Dimmeler S, Pullamsetti SS., Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2020 Nov 15;202(10):1445-1457
  2. Restored alveolar epithelial differentiation and reversed human lung fibrosis upon Notch inhibition; Wasnick R, Korfei M, Piskulak K, Henneke I, Wilhelm J, Mahavadi P, von der Beck D, Koch M, Shalashova I, Klymenko O, Fink L, Witt H, Hackstein H, El Agha E, Bellusci S, Klepetko W, Königshoff M, Eickelberg O, Braun T, Seeger W, Ruppert C, Günther A, submitted manuscript (
  3. Identification in human and mouse of a novel population of AT2 progenitor cells necessary for alveolar repair; Ahmadvand N, Khosravi F, Lingampally A, Wasnick R, Vazquez-Armendariz I, Heiner M, Rivetti S, Lv Qingyu, Wilhelm J, Gunther A, Herold, S, Chen C, Minoo, P, Zhang JS, Bellusci S, submitted manuscript
  4. Metformin induces lipogenic differentiation in myofibroblasts to reverse mouse and human lung fibrosis; Kheirollahi K, Wasnick R, Biasin V, Vazquez-Armendariz AI, Chu X, Moiseenko A, Weiss A, Wilhelm J, Zhang JS, Kwapiszewska G, Herold S, Schermuly R, Mari B, Li X, Seeger W, Günther A, Bellusci S, El Agha E, Nat Commun. 2019 Jul 5;10
  5. IRE-1 signaling as putative therapeutic target in influenza virus-induced pneumonia; Schmoldt C Vazquez-Armendariz AI, Shalashova I, Selvakumar B, Bremer CM, Peteranderl C, Wasnick R, Witte B, Gattenloehner S, Fink L, Vadasz I, Morty RE, Pleschka S, Seeger W, Günther A, Herold S, Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2019 Oct;61(4)
  6. Fgf10-Fgfr2b signaling generates basal cells and drives alveolar epithelial regeneration by bronchial epithelial stem cells after lung injury; Yuan T, Volckaert T, Redente EJ, Yuan J, Chao CM, Wasnick R, ZhangJS, Yao C, Majka S, Stripp B, Günther A, Riches DWH, Bellusci S, ThannickalV and De Langhe SP, Stem Cell Reports, 2019 April; pii: S2213-6711(19)30125-0. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2019.04.003. [Epub ahead of print]
  7. Regulation and role of the ER-stress transcription factor CHOP in alveolar epithelial type-II cells; Klymenko O, Huehn M, Wilhelm J, Wasnick R, Shalashova I, Ruppert C, Henneke I, Hezel S, Guenther K, Mahavadi P, Samakovlis C, Seeger W, Guenther A, Korfei M, J Mol Med (Berl). 2019 Apr 26. doi: 10.1007/s00109-019-01787-9. [Epub ahead of print]
  8. Pathogenesis, LoehB, Korfei M, Mahavadi P, Wasnick RM, von der Beck D, Guenther A. Book chapter in Idiopathic lung fibrosis, Costabel U, Crestani B, Wells AU, ERS Monograph, 2016
  9. Increased FGF1-FGFRc expression in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. MacKenzie B, Korfei M, Henneke I, Sibinska Z, Tian X, Hezel S, Dilai S, Wasnick R, Schneider B, Wilhelm J, El Agha E, Klepetko W, Seeger W, Schermurly R, Guenther A, Bellusci S, Respir Res. 2015 Jul 3;16:83
  10. Functional analysis of two distinct bronchiolar progenitors during lung injury and repair. Teisanu RM, Chen H, Matsumoto K, McQualter JL, Potts E, Foster M, Bertoncello I, Stripp BR. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2011 Jun;44(6):794-803
  11. Resident stem cells of the lung, Teisanu RM, Snyder JC, Stripp BR. Book chapter in Cell Therapy for Lung Disease, Julia Pollack, Imperial College Press, 2010
  12. Prospective isolation of bronchiolar stem cells based upon immunophenotypic and autofluorescence characteristics. Teisanu RM, Lagasse E, Whitesides JF, Stripp BR. Stem Cells. 2009 Mar;27(3):612-22.
  13. beta-Catenin is not necessary for maintenance or repair of the bronchiolar epithelium. Zemke AC, Teisanu RM, Giangreco A, Drake JA, Brockway BL, Reynolds SD, Stripp BR., Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2009 Feb 12.
  14. Endogenous lung stem cells and contribution to disease. Snyder JC, Teisanu RM, Stripp BR. American Journal of Pathology, 2009 Jan;217(2):254-64.
  15. Conditional stabilization of beta-catenin expands the pool of lung stem cells. Reynolds SD, Zemke AC, Giangreco A, Brockway BL, Teisanu RM, Drake JA, Mariani TJ, Di YP, Taketo MM, Stripp BR. Stem Cells 2008 May;26(5):1337-46

Expanding my professional horizons












Young Entrepreneurs in Science

How Digitalization Affects the Life Science Industry

Life Science Process and Project Management workshop

Project and Time Management in Academia workshop

Leadership in Science workshop

Basics of business administration workshop

Team management workshop

Conflicts and Solutions workshop

Negotiation Skills workshop

FELASA B certification animal work accreditation Germany

RESAL Animal work accreditation Switzerland

Roxana Wasnick MD PhD 

Medical Scientist

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