Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Zarbock
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Zarbock is senior staff member of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Münster, Germany.
He studied medicine at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and graduated in 2003. In May 2003 he began his clinical training in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Münster, Germany. In 2004 he finished his doctoral thesis.
He graduated as a specialist in anesthesiology in 2010.
In 2011 the graduation in intensive care medicine followed.
In the context of a post-doctoral fellow stipend awarded by the German Research Foundation, he worked in the Cardiovascular Research Center of the University of Virginia and in the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diego, CA, USA) from September 2005 to August 2008.
Since September 2008 he works in Münster and became a senior staff anesthesiologist in December 2010.
In the context of an Emmy-Noether stipend awarded by the German Research Foundation, he established his laboratory – in cooperation with the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine (Director: Prof. Vestweber) – at the MPI.
In 2010 he got the venia legendi for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.
In 2012, Dr. Zarbock was awarded with a Heisenberg-Professorship from the German-Research Foundation.
His scientific work focuses on the molecular mechanisms of leukocyte activation and recruitment in the context of systemic inflammatory diseases and acute kidney injury. His scientific work resulted in several peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Zarbock received several national and international awards.