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Renkawitz Lab - Cell biology of the immune system

Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology

renkawitzResearch Topics

  • 3D cell migration and navigation
  • Macropinocytosis
  • Cellular, cytoskeletal, and nuclear dynamics
  • Imaging, CRISPR
  • Tissue-mimetic 3D microenvironments


Prof. Dr. Jörg Renkawitz

phone: +49 (0)89 - 2180 71516

Photo: Jan Greune

We employ immune cells to unravel the basic mechanisms and principles of cell motility such as during cell migration, macropinocytosis and leukocyte trafficking. Our lab interdisciplinary combines advanced live-cell microscopy, genetic-engineering (e.g. CRISPR), custom-made micro-environments (e.g. microfluidics, 3D collagen matrices) and unbiased system-wide approaches. Thereby we aim to identify fundamental cell biological principles and their misregulation in disease. Read more...


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Scientific vita

since 2018 Endowed Peter Hans Hofschneider Professor Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich
2014-2018 Postdoctoral researcher Michael Sixt Lab, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
2013 PhD Max-Planck Institute of Biochemistry/LMU Munich, Advisor: Stefan Jentsch