Andrea Roggo

Medical Master Student

Thesis project: Assessment of Osteoporosis Markers and Brain Metabolic Activity as a Sex-specific Approach for Risk Prediction in Women and Men Undergoing Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging


Sandro Fröhlich, B.Sc.

Pharmacy Master Student

Thesis project: Age-dependent Remodelling of the Female Heart – Protective or Detrimental? Role of Age, Sex Hormones, and Myocardial Infarction on the Cardiac Function and the Expression of Genes Involved in the Remodelling of the Heart


Mina Pasqualini

Medical Master Student

Thesis project: Gender Differences in the Long-term Effects of COVID-19


Nastaran Sang Bastian

Medical Master Student

Thesis project: Predictors of an Increased Amygdalar Metabolic Activity in Cardiovascular Patients


Dominik Etter


Term paper: Age-dependent Myocardial Fibrotic Remodelling – Evaluation by CMR-derived T1 Mapping


Angela Portmann, B.Sc.

Biological Master Student

Thesis project: Age-dependent Remodelling of the Female Heart – Protective or Detrimental? Exploring the Role of Endocrine Factors and Cardiac Sympathetic Modulation


Muriel Grämer, PhD

Research Fellow / Pharmacy

Muriel studied pharmaceutical sciences at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ, CH) and obtained her PhD in molecular pharmacology for her research on GPCR-signaling in the context of cardiovascular disease. This was followed by employments in public pharmacies consulting patients and at the Federal Office of Public Health ensuring patient access to affordable pharmaceuticals. Muriel joined the Gebhard Lab as a part-time research fellow from 2020 to 2021. Given her broad expertise she was involved in both preclinical as well as clinical projects to explore the impact of sex and gender on COVID-19.


Nicola Lott, PhD

Research Fellow / Writing Specialist

Nicola studied Biology at the University of Constance (DE) and obtained her PhD in 2011 at the University of Zurich (CH). Her PhD studies were part of a cooperative initiative between the Cardiovascular Research Group and the Institute of Physiology (UZH, CH), allowing her to investigate mechanisms of obesity-induced endothelial dysfunction from different angles. After her PhD, Nicola joined the Hematology Medical Affairs Department of the pharmaceutical company Celgene GmbH (CH). In that time, she obtained a profound expertise in medical writing, coordination of clinical trials as well as development of scientific strategies. Given her expertise in in coordination and medical writing, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher from 2021 to 2022 in the Gebhard Lab, thereby focusing on data analysis and presentation but also manuscript and grant proposal writing.


University Hospital Inselspital Bern

Department of Cardiology
Freiburgstrasse 18
CH-3010 Bern

University Hospital Zurich

Department of Nuclear Medicine
Cardiovascular Gender Medicine
Rämistrasse 100
CH-8091 Zurich

University Hospital Basel

Department of Acute Medicine
Intensive Care Unit
Petersgraben 4
CH-4031 Basel