Head- Molecular Medicine Division
University Hospital Würzburg
Carola Förster has a convincing track record in (neuro)physiology with a strong focus on the (dis)functions of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). A significant aspect of her research is related to regulation of gene expression at the BBB, specifically by non-coding RNA, particular microRNA, to offer pharmacological solutions to the observed BBB alterations. For this, CF systematically studies the mechanisms from gene regulation, through transcription, to protein degradation and cellular morphology, linking basic science with clinical aspects. After years of experience in research, evaluation, teaching and administration both in hospital and education institutions, CF developed different in vitro and in vivo models of cerebrovascular disease and established recently a division of computational model to further strengthen this area of research.
heart failure and stroke, neurophysiology