Title: Research Scientist, Group Leader
Company: Terasaki Research Institute
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Matthias Hamdorf, Research Scientist and Group Leader at Terasaki Research Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Medicine.
Dr. Hamdorf works with patients that are receiving organ transplants, trying to solve and prevent the associated problems of the procedure. He originally wanted to work in biology research, but found he was happier getting closer to and helping patients. The Terasaki Research Institute is keenly focused on working with transplant patients to get a better understanding of their habits, preferences, and quality of life. The institute is dedicated to making transplant care, transplant medications, and the entire transplant process better fit the needs of patients, and believes patient’s needs and thoughts combined with basic science research and transplant education can make lives better. At the institute, basic scientists, clinicians, and health services researchers to work together with the patient.
Dr. Hamdorf was a paramedic in his native Germany, and attended the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main to earn a master’s degree in biochemistry, followed by a PhD in the division of medical biotechnology from the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut in 2007. He studied virology as a researcher at the institute, and conducted research at the University of California, Irvine from 2012 to 2013. After working with the Université du Luxembourg for two years, he returned to California and was named a senior research assistant in molecular biology and biochemistry in 2015, joining Terasaki one year later. In his free time, Dr. Hamdorf enjoys baking and cooking, movies, theater and listening to audio books.
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