Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stemmer

Professor of Molecular Cell Biology
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Phone: +49 (0) 821 598-71116
Room: 1.03.50 (Business Campus München)
Address: Parkring 11-13, 85748 Garching


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Kerstin Stemmer studied biology at the University of Konstanz. After completing her master’s degree and a one-year research stay at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam and the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin, she earned her doctorate in human and environmental toxicology at the University of Konstanz in 2009. Alongside her doctoral studies, Prof. Stemmer undertook additional training as a specialist toxicologist from the German Society of Toxicology (DGPT) and obtained European registration as a toxicologist (ERT). After serving as a postdoctoral fellow at the Metabolic Diseases Institute of the University of Cincinnati in the USA, she returned to Germany in 2012 to become group leader at the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity at the Helmholtz Center in Munich. During the same time, she completed her habilitation at the University of Konstanz and was awarded the venia legendi for pharmacology and toxicology in 2018. In 2020, she was appointed Professor at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Giessen. Since 2021, Ms. Stemmer has held the position of Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the Institute of Theoretical Medicine at the University of Augsburg.



  • 2023: Publication Award of the Medical Faculty of the University of Augsburg
    The annual publication Award of the Medical Faculty of the University of Augsburg recognizes the best peer-reviewed original article authored by individuals affiliated with the faculty.

  • 2014: Erwin Schrödinger Prize of the Helmholtz Association
    Shared with Prof. Matthias Tschöp, Prof. Richard DiMarchi and Dr. Brian Finan. The Erwin Schrödinger Prize recognizes outstanding scientific achievements and technological innovations in the fields of medicine, natural sciences and engineering.

  • 2009: Nycomed Award
    The Nycomed Award recognizes individuals for their outstanding doctoral work in the natural sciences at the University of Constance




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