Nina Ullrich studied Biology, Zoology, and Neurobiology at the University of Vienna (A) and the University of Aix-Marseille (F). She obtained her PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the Catholic University of Leuven (B) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Bernd Nilius, where she characterized the function of TRP channels. During her postdoc at the Cardiac Medicine unit of the Imperial College in London (UK), she investigated the cardio-protective effect of estrogen derivatives and phytoestrogens on the electrical properties of cardiac cells. In 2007, she joined the group of Prof. Dr. Ernst Niggli at the Department of Physiology in Bern and focused on cardiac and skeletal muscle excitation-contraction coupling and calcium signaling in different disease models. In 2011, she started on an SNF-Ambizione research fellowship and established the cardiac stem cell research unit at the Department of Physiology. Since then, she has been working on the functional characterization of stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes and investigating their capacity to integrate into the injured heart.

Courses in the BME Master's Program