Charlotte Braatz is a 5th year medical student at the University of Bonn, Germany. She is especially interested in the neuroinflammatory pathways triggered in Alzheimer’s disease and possibilities of inhibition. She joined the lab of Prof. Heneka in October 2020 for her MD thesis project. It focuses on the inhibition of the NLRP3 inflammasome as a key driver of the pathogenesis and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. She will investigate the effects of NLRP3 directed expression modulating agents in an in vitro model with THP-1 cells and primary murine microglia.
cycling, playing drums, aviation
Doctor of Medicine Candidate, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), Germany
Medicine studies, University of Bonn, Germany
Bachelor of Arts,Communication science and sociology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
BONFOR SciMed grant of the medical faculty of the University of Bonn
Scholarship of the Max Weber Program Bavaria
Graduation award, German physical society