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Loretta Müller, PhD

Loretta Mueller

Group leader in research group

 

Personal data

Date of Birth

June 21, 1982 in Basel, Switzerland

Nationality

Swiss

Career

since 2013

Research Associate, Group Leader “Wet Lab”, Botnar Research Group for Environmental Medicine, University Children’s Hospital (UKBB), University of Basel, Switzerland

since 2015

Contact Person for Occupational Safety (“Kontaktperson Arbeitssicherheit KOPAS”) of the research wet lab at the UKBB

2011-2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology (CEMALB), School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (Group of Dr. Ilona Jaspers)

2007-2010

Phd Thesis in Cellular and Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Switzerland (Group of Prof. Dr. Barbara Rothen-Rutishause and Prof. em. Peter Gehr)

2005-2010

Master in Behavioral Sciences, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

2001-2006

Master in Environmental Sciences (aquatic systems and biomedicine), ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Teaching

  • Tutor of a 4th year tutorial of the medical students (Wissenschaftsmonat) at the University Basel, Switzerland
  • Supervision of the medical thesis of Michèle Roth, Medical Faculty, University of Basel, Switzerland (2014/2015, Co-Supervisor)
  • Supervisor of a high school thesis (Maturarbeit, “Untersuchung der Zytotoxizität von Dieselpartikel auf bronchiale Epithelzellen mittels Suspensions- und Luft-Feuchtigkeitsgrenze-Exposition”) from the Kantonsschule Wettingen, Switzerland (Benedict Gosztonyi, 2015)
  • Supervisor of a high school thesis (Matura Arbeit, “Influence of Lidocaine on culturing of primary nasal epithelial cells”) from the Kirschgarten Gymnasium, Basel, Switzerland (Leon Gaugler, 2014)
  • Mentor and co-supervisor of a rotation student of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Support in supervision and mentoring of PhD students, Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma, and Lung Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Tutorial supervision on problem based learning (PBL) for medical students (1st year), Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Teaching assistance in microscopic histological courses for medical students (1st and 2nd year), Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Assistance for Histology Exams for medical students (1st and 2nd year), Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern, Switzerland
  • Experience as substitute teacher in various schools in Basel (11-14 year old children) and in the Gymnasium in Zug (15-18 year old students), Switzerland

Reviewer for

  • Particle and Fibre Toxicology

  • Environmental Science & Technology

  • PLos One

  • Atmospheric Environment

  • Respiratory Research

  • Toxicology in Vitro, Toxicological Sciences

  • Clinical Research in Toxicology

  • Immunological Investigations

  • Cell and Tissue Research

  • Chemical Research in Toxicology

  • International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

  • Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology

  • ALTEX

Grants

  • “Stay on Track” grant for highly qualified female postdoctoral researchers (CHF 8500.-, 2017)
  • Grant from the “Forschungsfonds Nachwuchsforschende” University Basel for excellent young researchers for the project “Age-dependent susceptibility of airway epithelial cells to air pollutants and/or respiratory viruses” (CHF 80’000.-, 2015)
  • Project funding of the Bernese Cancer League for the project “Carcinogenic Potential of Gasoline Car Exhaust (including Nanoparticles) and their Effect on Natural Killer Cells”, a collaboration with Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (CHF 45’000.-, 2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship of the “Peter und Traudl Engelhorn-Stiftung” (two years) for the project “Effects of Diesel Exhaust Emissions in a Co-Culture Model of Human Nasal Epithelial Cells and Natural Killer Cells” in the group “Pulmonary Medicine” (Prof. Dr. Nicolas Regamey, Prof. Dr. Thomas Geiser) at the Department of Clinical Research of the University of Bern, Switzerland (CHF 230’000.-, 2012)
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Fellowship for Prospective Researchers: Individual two year funding for the project “Effects of Diesel Exhaust Emissions in Co-Cultures mimicking Human Nasal Mucosa and the Impact on Influenza Infections” in the group of Prof. Dr. Ilona Jaspers at the University of North Carolina, North Carolina, USA (CHF 76’000.-, 2010)

Memberships in Societies

ATS

American Thoracic Society

ERS

European Respiratory Society

SSAI

Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology

Distinctions

  • Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI) Travel Award to attend the 11th World Immune Regulation Meeting 2017, Davos, Switzerland for my abstract “Exposure to silver nanoparticles, but not to gold nanoparticles, affects viability and function of natural killer cells, mostly via the release of ions”

  • ERS Young Scientist Sponsorship to attend the ERS 2012 Congress for my abstract “Exposure to ozone shifts natural killer cells co-cultured with epithelial cells towards a type II phenotype”.
  • Berner Umwelt-Forschungspreis, Hauptpreis 2011/2012 for my PhD thesis “Toxicity of Scooter Exhaust Emissions”
  • Award for highly skilled persons in the field of scientific research (2010) from a foundation in Liechtenstein for my publication “A new exposure system to evaluate the toxicity of (scooter) exhaust in lung cells in vitro”
  • Award for highly skilled persons in the field of scientific research (2008) from a foundation in Liechtenstein for my diploma thesis “Nanoparticle-related Oxidative Stress on Human Lung Cells: The Effects of Carbon Nanotubes, Diesel Exhaust Particles and Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on the Cell Types A549, AM, DC and Triple Cell Co-Cultures”
  • Berner Umwelt-Forschungspreis, Anerkennungspreis 2007/2008 for my diploma thesis “Nanoparticlerelated Oxidative Stress on Human Lung Cells: The Effects of Carbon Nanotubes, Diesel Exhaust Particles and Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles on the Cell Types A549, AM, DC and Triple Cell Co-Cultures”.
  • "Schweizer Jugend forscht" award (2001) for my work “Exposure to carbon monoxide (CO) during the course of the day and in special situations" and a special price to participate in the International Summer Science Institute at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

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Loretta Müller, PhD

Group Leader in the Research Group

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