Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

Prof. Dr. Stefan Hanns Engelhardt

Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

Professor Engelhardt’s research topics are located in the field of Signal Transduction in the Cardiovascular System.

Professor Engelhardt (born 1969) studied Medicine at the Universities of Regensburg, Munich and Harvard. After completing his MD at the MPI of Biochemistry and his PhD and a postdoctorate at the University of Würzburg, Professor Engelhardt led an junior research group at the DFG-Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine (Rudolf-Virchow-Center). Before joining TUM in 2008 he held a professorship of Pharmacology at Würzburg University.


  • Outstanding Achievement Award, European Society of Cardiology (2009)
  • Arthur-Weber Prize, German Cardiac Society (2006)
  • Oskar Lapp Prize, German Cardiac Society (2005)
  • Biology Prize, Academy of Science at the Universitiy of Göttingen (2004)
  • Hengstberger Prize, German Cardiac Society (2004)

Key Publications

Hulot JS, Fauconnier J, Ramanujam D, Chaanine A, Aubart F, Sassi Y, Merkle S, Cazorla O, Ouille A, Dupuis M, Hadri L, Jeong D, Muehlstedt S, Schmitt J, Braun A, Benard L, Saliba Y, Laggerbauer B, Nieswandt B, Lacampagne A, Hajjar R, Lompre AM & Engelhardt S: “A critical role for STIM1 in cardiac hypertrophy”. Circulation. In press (August 2011).

Ahles A, Rochais F, Frambach T, Bünemann M & Engelhardt S: “A polymorphism-specific memory mechanism in the ß2-adrenergic receptor”. Science Signaling. In press (August 2011).

Thum T, Gross C, Fiedler J, Fischer T, Kissler S, Bussen M, Galuppo P, Just S, Rottbauer W, Frantz S, Castoldi M, Soutschek J, Koteliansky V, Rosenwald A, Basson MA, Licht JD, Pena JT, Rouhanifard SH, Muckenthaler MU, Tuschl T, Martin GR, Bauersachs J & Engelhardt S: “MicroRNA-21 contributes to myocardial disease by stimulating MAP kinase signalling in fibroblasts”. Nature. 2008; 456: 980-984.


Rochais F, Vilardaga JP, Nikolaev VO, Bünemann M, Lohse MJ & Engelhardt S: “Real-time optical recording of β1-adrenergic receptor activation reveals supersensitivity of the Arg389 variant to carvedilol”. J. Clin. Invest. 2007; 117: 29-235.


Buitrago M, Lorenz K, Maass AH, Oberdorf-Maass S, Keller U, Schmitteckert EM, Ivashchenko Y, Lohse MJ & Engelhardt S: “The transcriptional repressor NAB1 is a specific regulator of pathological cardiac hypertrophy”. Nat. Med. 2005; 11: 837-844.