Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Dontscho Kerjaschki, M.D. is Professor and Chairman of the Clinical Institute of Pathology of the University of Vienna that is staffed with 35 pathologists and 150 non academic personnel. After his training as a pathologist, Dr Kerjaschki spent four years as Postdoctoral Fellow, and the following six years as Visiting Professor in the Department of Cell Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Since 1990 he has been Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego.
Dr Kerjaschki has received the Volhard Preis of the German Society of Nephrology. Since 1994 Dr Kerjaschki has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh. He is a Member of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and holds a Honorary Degree from the University of Erlangen. He is an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Pathology. His research is funded by the Austrian Research Fund, the NIH and the European Community. Dr Kerjaschki regularly reviews project program grants for the Austrian, the Swiss, the Australian and the German Research Funds, INSERM, the Wellcome Trust, and the NIH.
Pathology of cell biology of the renal glomerulus and lymphatic endothelium. He discovered and defined their roles in glomerular immune complex diseases, glomerular damage and proteinuria. He is a leading expert in the nascent field of human lymphatic biology and pathology and has discovered the first reliable marker for lymphatic endothelial cells that has opened new avenues of investigative human pathology, ranging from renal transplant rejection to cancer metastasis.