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Ellen Otto

Resident - Molecular Traumatology

Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery
Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Föhrer Str. 15
13353 Berlin

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Vita Ellen Otto

Academic career


Since 2016                            

MD PhD as part of the team Molecular Traumatology
Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery and Julius Wolff Institute, Charité - Universitätmedizin Berlin Dissertation thesis: “Improved fracture healing following traumatic brain injury: the role of injury-dependent immune responses”

Academic degrees

Bachelor of Science in Biology and Master of Research in Biosciences



Since 2015 Medical Student at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
2011 – 2012                      Master of Research (M.Res.) in Biosciences at Cardiff University (Wales, UK) in collaboration with the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) of Berlin (Germany)
2008 – 2011 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Biology at Cardiff University (Wales, UK)




Selected presentations

Otto E, Köhli P, Jahn D, Menzel S, Kaya D, Duda G, Tsitsilonis S, Keller J (2017)
Traumatic brain injury stimulates bone regeneration: a basic characterization of local immune responses. Poster, 8th Berlin-Brandenburg School of Regenerative Therapies (BSRT)
Symposium, 29. Nov.- 1. Dez., Berlin

Third-party funding

BIH-Medical Student Research Stipend 2018


East ML, Otto E, Helms J, Thierer D, Cable J, Hofer H (2015)
Does lactation lead to resource allocation trade-offs in the spotted hyaena?
Behav Ecol Sociobiol 69: 805-14.