Assistant Professor
Medicine-Cardiovascular Sciences
Baylor College of Medicine
Course Director for Foundations Basic to the Sciences of Medicine
Undergraduate Medical Education
Office of Curriculum
Baylor College of Medicine
Director of the Peer Coaching for Educators Program
Office of Faculty Development
Baylor College of Medicine
Faculty Senator
Baylor College of Medicine


MS from Vienna University of Technology
PhD from Vienna University of Technology
Postdoctoral Training at University Of Texas Southwestern
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Baylor College Of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award, Educational Leadership, 2019
Norton Rose Fulbright Faculty Excellence Award, Teaching & Evaluation, 2019
Fulbright & Jaworski Faculty Excellence Award, Teaching & Evaluation, 2014
Winner of the Showcase for the Academy of Distinguished Educators, 2013
Ludwig Boltzmann Fellowship Award, 2000

Professional Interests

  • Medical Educator, Students and Faculty
  • Cardiac Inflammation and Fibrosis; Stem Cells; TNF

Professional Statement

Science and Education - two intertwined areas that fascinate me. In my lab we explore the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cardiac remodeling that lead to chronic heart disease. In the classroom we discuss the many exciting opportunities of current and future stem cell applications. I support faculty in their quest for improving their educational skills, while I continuously learn myself.


Academy of Distinguished Educators
IAMSE (International Association of Medical Science Educators)
The Mentoring Institute
Vienna University of Technology

Professional Development

Master Teacher Fellowship Program
National Research Mentoring Network
Faculty Senate Leadership Course