Andreas Hermann, MD, PhD

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Dresden University of Technology
Department of Neurology
Division of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Fetscherstrasse 74
Building 25, Neu-L02
01307 Dresden, Germany

I wrote my PhD thesis in stem cell biology on “In vitro neurogenesis of adult neural stem cells from bone marrow and brain” and my MD thesis in neurology about “Reduced LRRK2 neurons in striatum of Parkinson’s patients question a retrograde disease mechanism?“. From 2006 I was postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Alexander Storch at the Division of Neurodegenerative Diseases in the Department of Neurology at the Dresden University of Technology and the CRTD – Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden. My initial studies were on characterization of different adult neural stem cell types from murine and human brain and human bone marrow. Special impetus was put on the regenerative capacity oft he adult midbrain.

Since two years I am Co-group leader in the group of rare neurodegenerative diseases (neuroacanthocytosis, neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis, motor neuron degeneration) of the DZNE Dresden (PI Alexander Storch). I established an outpatient clinic of 5 Chorea-acanthocytosis and >70 ALS and FTLD patients in the region of Dresden. Main topics of my work now are human cell models of rare neurodegenerative diseases with special emphasis on neuroacanthocytosis as well as motor neuron degeneration (iPS cells).

Research and Clinical Experience:

06/2010-present Group leader: “motor neuron diseases” and Co-group leader “neuroacanthocytosis” in the Division of neurodegenerative diseases, Dresden University of Technology

12/2005- present Resident in the Department of Neurology, Technical University Dresden

Most important 5-10 publications

Schmidt EM, Schmid E, Münzer P, Hermann A, Eyrich AK, Russo A, Walker B, Gu S, Müller Vom Hagen J, Faggio C, Schaller M, Föller M, Schöls L, Gawaz M, Borst O, Storch A, Stournaras C, Lang F, Chorein sensitivity of cytoskeletal organization and degranulation of platelets. FASEB J., 27(7):2799-806

Siegl C, Hamminger P, Jank H, Ahting U, Bader B, Danek A, Gregory A, Hartig M, Hayflick S, Hermann A, Prokisch H, Sammler EM, Yapici Z, Prohaska R, Salzer U. Alterations of red cell membrane properties in nneuroacanthocytosis.. PLoS One. 2013 Oct 3;8(10):e76715. 

Lojewski X*, Staropoli JF*, Biswas-Legrand S, Simas AM, Haliw L, Selig MK, Coppel SM, Goss KA, Petcherski A, Chandrachud U, Sheridan SD, Lucente D, Sims KB, Gusella JF, Sondhi S, Crystal RG, Reinhardt P, Sterneckert J, Schöler H, Haggarty JS, Storch A, Hermann A*, Cotman S*. Human iPSC models fo neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis capture distinct effects of TPP1 and CLN3 mutations on the endocytic pathway. Hum Mol Gen 2013 Dec 6.
   *contributed equally

Han DW, Tapia N, Hermann A, Hemmer K, Höing S, Araúzo-Bravo MJ, Zaehres H, Wu G, Frank S, Moritz S, Greber B, Yang JH, Lee HT, Schwamborn JC, Storch A, Schöler HR. Direct reprogramming of fibroblasts into neural stem cells by defined factors. Cell Stem Cell. 2012 Apr 6;10(4):465-72.

Löhle M, Hermann A, Glaß H, Kempe A, Schwarz SC, Kim JB, Poulet C, Ravens U, Schwarz J, Schöler HR, Storch A. Differentiation Efficiency of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Depends on the Number of Reprogramming Factors. Stem Cells. 2012 Mar;30(3):570-9.

Föller M#, Hermann A#, Gu S#, Alesutan I, Qadri SM, Borst O, Schmidt EM, Schiele F, Müller Vom Hagen J, Saft C, Schöls L, Lerche H, Stournaras C, Storch A, Lang F. Chorein-sensitive polymerization of cortical actin and suicidal cell death in chorea-acanthocytosis. FASEB J. 2012 Apr;26(4):1526-34.#Contributed equally

Hermann A, Gastl R, Liebau S, Popa MO, Fiedler J, Böhm BO, Maisel M, Lerche H, Schwarz J, Brenner R, Storch A, 2004, Efficient generation of neural stem cell-like cells from adult human bone marrow stromal cells, J. Cell Sci. 117: 4411-4422

Hermann A, Suess C, Fauser M, Kanzler S, Witt M, Fabel K, Schwarz J, Höglinger GU, Storch A, 2009, Rostro-caudal gradual loss of cellular diversity within the periventricular regions of the ventricular system, Stem Cells 27(4): 928-941 [cover]

Lottaz C, Beier D, Meyer K, Kumar P, Hermann A, Schwarz J, Junker M, Oefner PJ, Bogdahn U, Wischhusen J, Spang R, Storch A, Beier CP, 2010, Transcriptional profiles of CD133+ and CD133- glioblastoma-derived cancer stem cell lines suggest different cells of origin, Cancer Res. 70(5): 2030-2040

Freudenberg U#, Hermann A#, Welzel PB, Stirl K, Schwarz SC, Grimmer M, Zieris A, Panyanuwat W, Zschoche S, Meinhold D, Storch A, Werner C, 2009, A starPEG-heparin hydrogel platform for cell replacement therapies of neurodegenerative diseases, Biomaterials 30(28): 5049-5060