Brief Bio: In 1989, Dr. Riethmacher graduated from University of Cologne, Germany with the diploma in Biology. From 1989 until 1993 she did her PHD at the Max-Delbrück-Centre, Cologne working on Developmental Biology and Molecular Genetics. In 1994 she graduated from the University of Cologne with PhD degree in Genetics. She then worked as a postdoc at the Max-Delbrück-Center, Berlin in the Lab of Prof. C. Birchmeier. From there she went to the Center for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH) in Hamburg Germany, working among other topics mainly on neuronal development as well as liver cancers. For the past 8 years she has been working at the Medical School in the University of Southampton on the topics of Neurodevelopment and regeneration as well as diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Since 2009 she was also involved in the teaching of the BM4 and BM5 medical program at the University of Southampton.
Research interests: In recent years Dr. Eva Riethmacher has worked in several areas of neuroscience and gastrointestinal diseases. These include: 1. molecular mechanisms in nerve development and regeneration 2. molecular mechanisms underlying development of liver and intestinal tumours 3. molecular mechanisms in the development and treatment of Inflammatory Bowl Disease
Selected publications: Development and degeneration of dorsal root ganglia in the absence of the HMG-domain transcription factor Sox10. Sonnenberg-Riethmacher E, Miehe M, Stolt CC, Goerich DE, Wegner M, Riethmacher D. Mech Dev. 2001 Dec;109(2):253-65.
Maid (GCIP) is involved in cell cycle control of hepatocytes. Sonnenberg-Riethmacher E, Wüstefeld T, Miehe M, Trautwein C, Riethmacher D. Hepatology. 2007 Feb;45(2):404-11.
The extracellular-matrix protein matrilin 2 participates in peripheral nerve regeneration. Malin D, Sonnenberg-Riethmacher E, Guseva D, Wagener R, Aszódi A, Irintchev A, Riethmacher D. J Cell Sci. 2009 Apr 1;122(Pt 7):995-1004. doi: 10.1242/jcs.040378. Erratum in: J Cell Sci. 2009 May 1;122(Pt 9):1471.
Promotion of periostin expression contributes to the migration of Schwann cells. Sonnenberg-Riethmacher E, Miehe M, Riethmacher D. J Cell Sci. 2015 Sep 1;128(17):3345-55. doi: 10.1242/jcs.174177. Epub 2015 Jul 17