• sense clinically
  • think mechanistically
  • act interdisciplinarily
  • treat innovatively

PD Dr. med. Michael Sigal

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Medizinische Klinik m.S. Hepatologie und Gastroenterologie
13353 Berlin

Campus- bzw. interne Geländeadresse:
Mittelallee 11

https://hepatologie-gastroenterologie.charite.de/metas/person/person/address_detail/sigal/

Tel: +49 30 450 553 902

University Education

  • 2006 - 2010 Studium der Humanmedizin, Universität Rostock

Professional Experience (selection)

  • 2012-2013  Will Foundation fellow, research stay in the laboratory of Prof. M. Amieva, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
  • 2013-2015  DFG fellow, research stay in the laboratory of Prof. M. Amieva, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
  • 2015-2016  Research fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin and resident in the Department of Medicine m. S. Hepatology and Gastroenterology incl. Division of Metabolic Diseases, CVK
  • 2016-2019  Visiting Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin 
  • 2019-2025  DFG Emmy Noether Program, senior physician/research group leader
  • 2020-now   Co-affiliated group leader at Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology (BIMBS), MDC Berln

Research Fields

Our lab studies the gastrointestinal (GI) tract’s epithelium, cells lining the stomach and intestine that provide a critical barrier between our bodies and the outside world.

We are particularly interested in how the regeneration process works, and how interactions with regular microbiota and infectious bacteria contribute or throw off the process, ultimately leading to infammation, gut dysfunction or cancer.

www.mdc-berlin.de/sigal

 

Most important Awards, Grants or Scientific Achievements

  • 2011: PhD Award of the Society of Internists of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Therapeutic potential of darbepoetin-alpha in a murine model of cholestatic liver injury)
  • 2014: Top Abstract Prize, United European Gastroenterolog
  • 2019: Thannhauser Award, German Society of Gastroenterology (DGVS)
  • 2020: UEG "Rising Star" Award, United European Gastroenterology

Selected References