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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology

European Center for Angioscience (ECAS),

University Medical Center and Medical Faculty Mannheim,
Heidelberg University


Cyrill Géraud is an Associate professor for Clinical and Molecular Dermatology, at the Medical Faculty Mannheim at Heidelberg University and the Vice Speaker of the research training group RTG/GRK2099. He attended the Albert-Ludwigs University Medical School in Freiburg wehre he also received his MD. He then moved on as a resident Resident physician to the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the University Medical Center Mannheim. Now he is Head of the Section of Clinical and Molecular Dermatology

Qualifications and Scientific Curriculum

Medical Degree: Albert-Ludwigs University Medical School Freiburg, Germany with extramural electives in San Diego, CA, USA and Tampa, FL, USA

MD, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg

Resident physician, Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Group leader research group “Organ-specific microvessels” with Prof. Dr. Sergij Goerdt, Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Consultant physician, Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, University Medical Center Mannheim, Heidelberg University

Habilitation: Dermatology and Venereology, (Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University), mentor: Prof. Dr. S. Goerdt)

Associate professor for Clinical and Molecular Dermatology and Deputy Director, Department of Dermatology, Venereology, and Allergology, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University





2009 - 2017

since 2013

since 2017

Selected publications

  1. Winkler M*, Staniczek T*, Kürschner SW*, Schmid CD*, Schönhaber H, Cordero J, Kessler L, Mathes A, Sticht C, Neßling M, Uvarovskii A, Anders S, Zhang XJ, von Figura G, Hartmann D, Mogler C, Dobreva G, Schledzewski K, Géraud C*, Koch PS*, Goerdt S*: Endothelial GATA4 controls liver fibrosis and regeneration by preventing a pathogenic switch in angiocrine signaling. J Hepatol. 74:380-393, 2020. (*equal contribution)

  2. Winkler M*, Biswas S*, Berger SM, Küchler M, Preisendörfer L, Choo M, Früh S, Rem PD, Enkel T, Arnold B, Komljenovic D, Sticht C, Goerdt S, Bettler B, von Bohlen Und Halbach O, Bartsch D, Géraud C: Pianp deficiency links GABAB receptor signaling and hippocampal and cerebellar neuronal cell composition to autism-like behavior. Mol Psychiatry. 25:2979-2993, 2020. (*equal contribution)

  3. Wohlfeil SA*, Häfele V*, Dietsch B, Schledzewski K, Winkler M, Zierow J, Leibing T, Malek Mohammadi M, Heineke J, Sticht C, Olsavszky V, Koch PS, Géraud C†, Goerdt S†: Hepatic endothelial Notch activation protects against liver metastasis by regulating endothelial-tumor cell adhesion independent of angiocrine signaling. Cancer Res. 79:598-610, 2019. (* and † equal contribution)

  4. Leibing T*, Géraud C*, Augustin I, Boutros M, Augustin HG, Okun JG, Langhans CD, Zierow J, Wohlfeil SA, Olsavszky V, Schledzewski K, Goerdt S, Koch PS: Angiocrine Wnt signaling controls liver growth and metabolic maturation in mice. Hepatology. 68:707-722, 2018. (*equal contribution)

  5. Bauer C, Abdul Pari AA, Umansky V, Utikal J, Boukamp P, Augustin HG, Goerdt S, Géraud C*, Felcht M*: T-lymphocyte profiles differ between keratoacanthomas and invasive squamous cell carcinomas of the human skin. Cancer Immunol Immunother. 67:1147-1157, 2018. (*equal contribution)

  6. Géraud C*, Koch PS*, Zierow J*, Klapproth K, Busch K, Olsavszky V, Leibing T, Demory A, Ulbrich F, Diett M, Singh S, Sticht C, Breitkopf-Heinlein K, Richter K, Karppinen SM, Pihlajaniemi T, Arnold B, Rodewald HR, Augustin H, Schledzewski K, Goerdt S: Gata4-dependent organ-specific endothelial differentiation controls liver development and embryonic hematopopiesis. J Clin Invest, 127:1099-114, 2017 (*equal contribution).

  7. Koch PS, Olsavszky V, Ulbrich F, Sticht C, Demory A, Leibing T, Henzler T, Meyer M, Zierow J, Schneider S, Breitkopf-Heinlein K, Gaitantzi H, Spencer-Dene B, Arnold B, Klapproth K, Schledzewski K, Goerdt S*, Géraud C*: Angiocrine Bmp2 signaling in murine liver controls normal iron homeostasis. Blood, 129:415-9, 2017 (*equal contribution).

  8. Baum C, Weiss C, Gebhardt C, Utikal J, Marx A, Koenen W, Géraud C: Sentinel node metastasis mitotic rate (SN-MMR) as a prognostic indicator of rapidly progressing disease in patients with sentinel node-positive melanomas. Int J Cancer, 140:1907-17, 2017.

  9. Schledzewski K*, Géraud C*, Arnold B, Wang S, Grone HJ, Kempf T, Wollert KC, Straub BK, Schirmacher P, Demory A, Schonhaber H, Gratchev A, Dietz L, Thierse HJ, Kzhyshkowska J, Goerdt S: Deficiency of liver sinusoidal scavenger receptors stabilin-1 and -2 in mice causes glomerulofibrotic nephropathy via impaired hepatic clearance of noxious blood factors. J Clin Invest, 121:703-14, 2011 (*equal contribution).

  10. Géraud C*, Schledzewski K*, Demory A, Klein D, Kaus M, Peyre F, Sticht C, Evdokimov K, Lu S, Schmieder A, Goerdt S: Liver sinusoidal endothelium: a microenvironment-dependent differentiation program in rat including the novel junctional protein liver endothelial differentiation-associated protein-1. Hepatology. 52:313-26, 2010. (*equal contribution)

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