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Elke Griesmaier

 (c) Elke Griesmaier
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Elke.Griesmaier@i-med.ac.at

 

Head of laboratory (Leiterin), together with Anna Posod, MD PhD

Short curriculum vitae

Elke Griesmaier, Assoc. Prof. PD MD, PhD, is a pediatrician working at the Department of Paediatrics II, Neonatology, at the University Hospital Innsbruck. Her main interest is neonatology.
In June 2008 she took over control of the neonatal neuroscience experimental group Innsbruck. Together with Anna Posod, MD, PhD she is head of laboratory.

Elke Griesmaier studied medicine at the Medical University Innsbruck. She has been working in the neonatal neuroscience group from the early beginning, performing her doctoral thesis about the effect of erythropoietin on excitotoxic brain injury in neonatal mice. She finished her medical studies in 2006 and her PhD studies (Curriculum Neuroscience) in 2013. In June 2012 she finished her training in pediatrics in Innsbruck and she is currently performing her specialization in neonatology.
Her clinical main interest is focussed on perinatal brain injury in the term neonate (perinatal asphyxia/hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and neonatal stroke) as well as preterm brain injury (periventricular leukomalacia, encephalopathy of prematurity).

 

Current research projects

  • Potential neuroprotective and neuroregenerative strategies in perinatal brain injury
  • Monitoring of electrocortical activity in preterm infants by use of amplitude integrated EEG
  • Neurodevelopmental outcome after perinatal asphyxia
  • Stem cell stimulation in perinatal brain injury
  • Haematopoietic stem cells in perinatal brain damage.
  • Development of a water-impermeable space suit for newborn infants.
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