CV Wanner, Nicola PhD

1) General Information

Name:                                                  Nicola Wanner, Dr. rer. nat.

Date of Birth:                                      11.02.1984

Gender:                                                female

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) 761 203-97193


Position:                                              Postdoc


2) Academic Education

2004 -2009:                                         Molecular Medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

                                                              Major fields of study: Molecular Nephrology and Human Genetics Diploma thesis: „Analysis of SYG-2/nephrin functions in C. elegans synaptogenesis and the mammalian slit diaphragm“

2004                                                      General Biology I, Community College Annandale, Virginia, USA

2003                                                      Abitur 


3) Advanced Professional Degrees

2013                                                      PhD at the University of Freiburg – Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (“Role of podocyte regeneration in glomerular aging and homeostasis” – summa cum laude)

2009                                                      Diploma in Molecular Medicine at the University of Freiburg 


4) Positions held

Since 2013:                                         Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Medicine, Renal Division, University Medical Center Freiburg (Prof. Dr. T.B. Huber)


2009 - 2013:                                        Enrolled in PhD program of Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine, Freiburg


5) Other scientific merits

2014                                                      Rainer-Greger Prize for PhD thesis in Nephrology

2013                                                      Member of organization team of SGBM/SFB 746 symposium

2012                                                      Prize for Oral Presentation, DGfN

2012                                                      Organization of SGBM career evening

2011                                                      Participation in the DAAD Rise Program and supervision of a DAAD Rise summer student

2009-2013:                                          PhD Fellowship of the Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine(SGBM)


6) Most significant Peer reviewed publications


1: Schell C, Wanner N, Huber TB. Glomerular development - Shaping the multi-cellular filtration unit. Semin Cell Dev Biol. 2014 Dec;36C:39-49. doi: 10.1016/j.semcdb.2014.07.016. Epub 2014 Aug 18. Review. PMID: 25153928


2: Grahammer F, Haenisch N, Steinhardt F, Sander L, Roerden M, Arnold F, Cordts T, Wanner N, Reichardt W, Kerjaschki D, Ruegg MA, Hall MN, Moulin P, Busch H, Boerries M, Walz G, Artunc F, Huber TB. mTORC1 maintains renal tubular homeostasis and is essential in response to ischemic stress. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jul 8;111(27):E2817-26. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1402352111. Epub 2014 Jun 23. PMID: 24958889


3: Grahammer F, Wanner N, Huber TB. mTOR controls kidney epithelia in health and disease. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Feb;29 Suppl 1:i9-i18. doi: 10.1093/ndt/gft491. PMID: 24493874


4: Hartleben B, Wanner N, Huber TB. Autophagy in glomerular health and disease. Semin Nephrol. 2014 Jan;34(1):42-52. doi: 10.1016/j.semnephrol.2013.11.007. Epub 2013 Nov 22. PMID: 24485029


5: Wanner N, Hartleben B, Herbach N, Goedel M, Stickel N, Zeiser R, Walz G, Moeller MJ, Grahammer F, Huber TB. Unraveling the role of podocyte turnover in glomerular aging and injury. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2014 Apr;25(4):707-16. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2013050452. Epub 2014 Jan 9. PMID: 24408871


6: Grahammer F, Wanner N, Huber TB. Podocyte regeneration: who can become a podocyte?

Am J Pathol. 2013 Aug;183(2):333-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajpath.2013.04.009. Epub 2013 May 29. PMID: 23727347


7: Peired A, Angelotti ML, Ronconi E, la Marca G, Mazzinghi B, Sisti A, Lombardi D, Giocaliere E, Della Bona M, Villanelli F, Parente E, Ballerini L, Sagrinati C, Wanner N, Huber TB, Liapis H, Lazzeri E, Lasagni L, Romagnani P. Proteinuria Impairs Podocyte Regeneration by Sequestering Retinoic Acid. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 Nov;24(11):1756-68. doi: 10.1681/ASN.2012090950. Epub 2013 Aug 15. PMID: 23949798


8: Hartleben B, Widmeier E, Wanner N, Schmidts M, Kim ST, Schneider L, Mayer B, Kerjaschki D, Miner JH, Walz G, Huber TB. Role of the polarity protein Scribble for podocyte differentiation and maintenance. PLoS One. 2012;7(5):e36705

9:Wanner N, Noutsou F, Baumeister R, Walz G, Huber TB, Neumann-Haefelin E. Functional and spatial analysis of C. elegans SYG-1 and SYG-2, orthologs of the Neph/nephrin cell adhesion module directing selective synaptogenesis.PLoS One. 2011;6(8):e23598

10: Neumann-Haefelin E, Kramer-Zucker A, Slanchev K, Hartleben B, Noutsou F, Martin K, Wanner N, Ritter A, Gödel M, Pagel P, Fu X, Müller A, Baumeister R, Walz G, Huber TB. A model organism approach: defining the role of Neph proteins as regulators of neuron and kidney morphogenesis. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Jun 15;19(12):2347-59