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Karina Wegleiter

 (c) Karina
Co-worker, project leader


Karina Wegleiter (M.D.) graduated from Meinhardinum Stams with general qualification for university entrance in 2001. She started her studies on human medicine in 2001 at the Medical University of Innsbruck. In June 2006 she joined the Neonatal Neuroscience group. In January 2009 she graduated from human medicine. She performed her doctoral thesis on the effect of haematopoietic growth factors on long-term outcome after hypoxic-hyperoxic-ischemic brain damage in newborn mice.


Current research projects

- General movements assessment in newborns with risk for cerebral injury
- Sigma receptor agonists in preterm brain injury
- Stem cells in preterm brain injury



  • Research grant from the Medical University Innsbruck, February 2009 ("Dextromethorphan in hyperoxic brain injury")
  • Laureate of the Wilhelm-Auerswald Prize 2009


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