Mentoring Program

The ASciNA Mentoring Program (AMP) is generously supported by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna, the Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), and the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). Our newest sponsor is the Medical University of Innsbruck.

This program seeks to develop a mentoring framework, where established Austrian scientists/scholars and professionals provide guidance, experience and knowledge to early career researchers from Austria.

MedUni Innsbruck


MENTORING PROGRAM 2019/20:


The mentoring pair sponsored by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna is:

  • Mentee Fiorella Schischlik, National Cancer Institute - Mentor Daniel Schramek, Lunenfeld- Tanenbaum Research Institute

The mentoring pair sponsored by the Medical University of Innsbruck is:

  • Franka Messner, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Mentorin Lisa Gfrerer, Brigham and Women's Hospital

The mentoring pair sponsored by TU Graz is:

  • Mentee Nikolaus Hammler, Stanford University - Mentor Alexander Lex, University of Utah

The three mentoring pairs sponsored by TU Wien are:

  • Mentee Thomas Bayer, Albert Einstein College - Mentor Peter Kaiser, UC Irvine
  • Mentee Dennis Svatunek, UCLA - Mentor Sebastian Trousil
  • Mentee Andreas Wartak, Harvard University - Mentor Alexander Rauscher, UBC

MENTORING PROGRAM 2018/19:


The three mentoring pairs sponsored by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna are:

  • Mentee Stephan Salzmann, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine – Mentor Christoph Hofstetter, UW Medicine
  • Mentee Thomas Zelniker, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School – Mentor Gerd Brunner, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mentee Christoph Kraus, National Institute of Health - Robert Schwarcz, University of Maryland, School of Medicine

The mentoring pair sponsored by TU Graz is:

  • Mentee Vera Novy, University of British Columbia – Mentor Martin Polz , MIT

The three mentoring pairs sponsored by TU Wien are:

  • Mentee Paul Werginz, Harvard Medical School/MGH – Mentorin Jana Kainerstorfer, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Mentee Monika Pichler, Northeastern University – Mentor Chris Marx, Oberlin College
  • Mentee Nikolin Oberleitner, UC Berkeley – Mentor Clemens Dürrschmid, Case Western University

MENTORING PROGRAM 2017/18:


The two mentoring pairs sponsored by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna are:

  • Mentee Sabine Heitzeneder, Stanford University - Mentor Gerlinde Wernig, Stanford University
  • Mentee Johannes Kovarik, Vanderbilt University - Mentor Wolfgang Winkelmeyer, Baylor College of Medicine

The mentoring pair sponsored by the TU Graz is:

  • Mentee Anita Emmerstorfer-Augustin, UC Berkeley - Mentor Wolfgang Peti, University of Arizona

The three mentoring pairs sponsored by TU Wien are:

  • Mentee Magdalena Klemun, MIT - Mentor Friedrich Prinz, Stanford University
  • Mentee Michael Fink, Harvard University - Mentor Christoph Haselwandter, USC Dornsife
  • Mentee Arnold Päcklar, Colorado State University - Mentor Peter Hosemann, UC Berkeley

MENTORING PROGRAM 2016/17:


The mentoring pair sponsored by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna is:

  • Mentee Lukas Landegger, Boston at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School - Mentor Oliver Adunka, Ohio State University

The mentoring pair sponsored by TU Graz is:

  • Mentee Benjamin Marussig, University of Texas at Austin - Mentor Christian Linder, Stanford University

MENTORING PROGRAM 2015/16:


The three mentoring pairs sponsored by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna are:

  • Mentee Julia Wilflingseder, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School - Mentor Harald Ott, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Mentee Patrick Brunner, Rockefeller University - Mentor Dietrich Haubenberger, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Mentee Gregor Werba, NYU Langone Medical Center - Mentor Mariella Gruber-Filbin, Boston Children’s Hospital und Dana-Farber Cancer Center

The mentoring pair sponsored by TU Graz is:

  • Mentee Birgit Ploier, Weill Medical College of Cornell University - Mentor Martin Hetzer, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

MENTORING PROGRAM 2014/15:


The two mentoring pairs sponsored by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna are:

  • Mentee Hanna Knaus, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Mentor Mariella Gruber Filbin, Boston Children’s Hospital und Dana-Farber Cancer Center
  • Mentee Michaela Gruber, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Broad Institute - Mentor Konrad Hochedlinger, Harvard University

The mentoring pair sponsored by TU Graz is:

  • Mentee Florian Lackner, UC Berkeley - Mentor Thomas Brabec, University of Ottawa

MENTORING PROGRAM 2013/14:


The two mentoring pairs sponsored by the Alumni Club of the Medical University of Vienna are:

  • Mentee Hermann Agis, University of Michigan School of Dentistry - Mentor Beate Lanske, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Mentee Georg Furtmüller, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine - Mentor Georg Wieselthaler, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

The mentoring pair sponsered by TU Graz is:

  • Mentee Patricia Bubner, UC Berkeley - Mentor Martin Polz, MIT

MENTORING PROGRAM 2012/13:

  • Mentee Lisa Gfrerer, Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School - Mentor Gerald Brandacher, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore
  • Mentee Jelena Todoric, University California San Diego -Mentor Eva Schernhammer, Harvard Medical School

More ASciNA Mentoring Pairs 2012/2013:

  • Mentee Oliver Hauser, Harvard University, Cambridge - Mentor Günter Wagner, Yale University, New Haven
  • Mentee Iris K. Gratz, University of California, San Francisco - Mentor Jörg Fritz, McGill University, Montreal
  • Mentee Stefan Schaller, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Cambridge - Mentor Peter Nagele, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

MENTORING PROGRAM 2011/12:

  • Mentee Alessandra Handisurya, National Institutes of Health - Mentor Edda Fiebiger, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School
  • Mentee David Stelzeneder, Children’s Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School - Mentor Alexander Rauscher, University of British Columbia, Canada