CV Gödel, Markus MD

1) General Information

Name:                                                  Gödel, Markus, Dr. med.

Date of Birth:                                      11.05.1980

Gender:                                                male

Address:                                              Division of Chronic Kidney Disease and Ageing (Chair: Prof. Dr. T. Huber) - Center of Clinical Research,

                                                              Breisacher-Str. 66, 79106 Freiburg

Telephone/Fax:                                  +49 (0) 761 270-32841, -63930


Position:                                              renal fellow, senior scientist                                             


2) Academic Education

2000-2007                                          Medical School at the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg, Germany

                                                              Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

                                                              2007 State examination and medical licence (Grade 1; highest honors)

                                                              2003 USMLE Step I


3) Advanced Professional Degrees

2011:                                                    MD with Prof. Dr. T. Huber at the Albert-Ludwig University of Freiburg

                                                              ("Endocytosis in the podocyte" - summa cum laude)


4) Positions held

Since 2011:                                         Senior scientist at the Division of Chronic kidney disease and ageing (Chair: Prof. Dr. T. Huber)

Since 2011:                                          Fellowship, Department of Medicine, Renal Division, University Hospital Freiburg

                                                              (Chair of Department: Prof. Dr. G. Walz; Fellowship program director: Prof. Dr. T. Huber)

2007 - 2011:                                        Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine, Renal Division, University Medical Center Freiburg (Prof. Dr. T.B. Huber)

2007 - 2011:                                        Residency, Department of Medicine, Renal Division, University Hospital Freiburg

                                                              (Chair of Department: Prof. Dr. G. Walz)

03/2005 - 10/2005:                           Research Fellowship, Prof. Andrey Shaw, Department of Pathology & Immunology,

                                                              Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


5) Other academic and scientific merits

2012:                                                   Research Stipend of the German Society of Nephrology

2004 - 2007:                                       Scholar of the German National Academic Foundation.


6) Most significant Peer reviewed publications


1.   1: Chung, J.-J.*, Huber, T.B.*, Gödel, M.*, Jarad, G., Hartleben, B., Kwoh, C., et al. (2015). Albumin-associated free fatty acids induce macropinocytosis in podocytes. J. Clin. Invest.

2.   Gödel, M., Grahammer, F., and Huber, T.B. (2015). Thrombospondin type-1 domain-containing 7A in idiopathic membranous nephropathy. N. Engl. J. Med. 372, 1073.                                                              

3.   Dalle Pezze P, Sonntag AG, Thien A, Prentzell MT, Gödel M, Fischer S, et al. A dynamic network model of mTOR signaling reveals TSC-independent mTORC2 regulation. Sci Signal. 2012 Mar 27;5(217):ra25.

4.   7: Gödel M*, Hartleben B*, Herbach N, Liu S, Zschiedrich S, Lu S, et al. Role of mTOR in podocyte function and diabetic nephropathy in humans and mice. J Clin Invest. 2011 Jun;121(6):2197–209.

5.   10: Hartleben B*, Gödel M*, Meyer-Schwesinger C, Liu S, Ulrich T, Köbler S, et al. Autophagy influences glomerular disease susceptibility and maintains podocyte homeostasis in aging mice. J Clin Invest. 2010 Apr;120(4):1084–96.                  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        * equal contribution