Public Page - Martina Rangl

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Martina did her undergraduate and master studies at a joint program of Medical Technology at the University of Applied Sciences in Linz, Austria, receiving a broad multidisciplinary training at the interface of technology, medicine, economics and legislation. For her PhD she followed her interests in biochemistry and molecular biology and joined the laboratory of Prof. Peter Hinterdorfer in the Institute for Biophysics at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz. There, she gained rich training in Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), surface chemistry and single molecule biophysics. During her PhD work she specialized in AFM-based Molecule Recognition Force Spectroscopy (MRFS) to investigate selective transport mechanisms through the nuclear pore complex (NPC), a large, multi-protein assembly in the nuclear membrane that regulates molecule traffic between the cytoplasm and the nucleus. Fascinated by new nanometric tools that enable functional exploration of essential single molecules, Martina joined the laboratory of Dr. Simon Scheuring at INSERM (Institut National de la Sante? et de la Recherche Me?dicale) in Marseille, France for her postdoctoral training. Using the state-of-the-art High-Speed AFM (HS-AFM) technology, she directly monitored and visualized membrane proteins “at work” for elucidating their functional dynamic conformation changes of important membrane proteins. She continued her studies in the Bio-AFM-Lab at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. After successfully finishing several research projects she returned to her previous background in medical technology and translational sciences. Martina is now working at Elysium Health, a life science company in New York focused on healthy aging, as a Scientific Grants Manager.

During her studies Martina Rangl published 13 research articles in renowned journals and 10+ articles in lay press and newspapers. She was awarded with multiple awards such as the ‘For Women in Science’ fellowship funded by L’Oréal Austria and presented her work at multiple international conferences. Recently she was qualified for the NIH Applicant Assistant Program.