Otto Loewi Award 2011
Prof. Dr. Alexandra Koschak is the recipient of the 2011 Otto-Loewi-Award
Current Position: Full Professor "Molecular sensory Physiology and Pharmacology", Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Department for Neurophysiology and -pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Alexandra Koschak graduated from the University of Innsbruck in 1996. In 1998 she completed her doctoral studies as Doctor of Natural Sciences at the University of Innsbruck. Following a 2-year-postdoctoral research fellow, she became University Assistant at the Department of Biochemical Pharmacology, University of Innsbruck (until 2007). In the years 2001 - 2007 Alexandra Koschak was also Visiting Scientist at the Universities of Tübingen and Padova. From 2007 - 2009 she was first Assistant Professor, and following her Habilitation (Cell Biology), Associate Professor at the Institute of Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Innsbruck. In 2011 she followed a call from the Medical University of Vienna to become Full Professor "Molecular sensory Physiology and Pharmacology" at the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology. Alexandra Koschak received already several rewards and honours; and her outstanding scientific work is supported by a number of Austrian reserach funds.
Talk delivered at the award ceremony: What can we learn from disease-causing mutations in L-type calcium channels
Current main topic of interest: Physiological and pathophysiological role of L-type calcium channels.