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Universitätsklinikum Essen

Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Katharina Lückerath

Professor Preclinical Theranostics

Katharina is a biomedical scientist with a focus on experimental and translational theranostics. She is interested in understanding mechanisms underlying failure of radioligand therapy, and aims at improving theranostic approaches and thus, outcomes for cancer patients. Katharina obtained her PhD at the Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy (Georg-Speyer-Haus, Germany). She served as head of the research group Experimental Oncology in Nuclear Medicine at the University of Würzurg (Germany), and of the pre-clinical Nuclear Medicine team at the University of California Los Angeles (USA), before transferring to University Hospital Essen in March 2021.

Dr. rer. nat Janette Iking


Janette obtained her PhD from the University of Münster for establishing a model to image human monocytes in a mouse model of myocardial infarction. In 2020, she started as a postdoctoral researcher in our team. Her research interests include developing methods to visualize inflammation and DNA damage in cancer and cardiovascular diseases. She serves as co-chair of the German young Molecular Imaging Community (GyMIC) since 2019. Janette recently started medical school at the University of Münster to further broaden her knowledge and improve her work as a biomedical researcher.

Dr. rer. nat. Jasmin Klose


Jasmin received her doctorate in 2015 from the Department of Neurology, University of Düsseldorf where she studied posttranslational modifications in a mouse model for hepatic encephalopathy. After 3 years as a medical writer for international pharmaceutical companies, she returned to academic research and joined our group as postdoctoral researcher in 2018. Jasmin focuses on prostate cancer PET/CT imaging, and works with internal and external collaboration partners to implement new imaging projects and data analyses.

Magdalena Staniszewska

Graduate Student

Jasmin Wosniack

State-certified biological-technical assistant

Jasmin completed her training as a biological technical assistant in Düsseldorf in 2017. Since 2018 she works in our preclinical research group. Currently she focuses on preclinical imaging and translational oncology. In addition, she coordinates and performs PET/CT imaging for cooperation projects with internal and external research groups.