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Katharina Kerschan-Schindl
Ao. Univ. Prof. Dr. Katharina Kerschan-Schindl

Department of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-1128-7532

Further Information


Aging; Bone Diseases; Cytokines; Muscular Disorders, Atrophic; Osteoporosis

Research interests

My main research interest is to study musculoskeletal markers in subjects with altered bone or muscle metabolism because of different etiologies. Within this scope a special focus is laid on osteoimmunology, a very promising research field bridging the areas of osteology and immunology.

Selected publications

  1. Kerschan-Schindl, K. et al., 2020. Bone turnover markers in serum but not in saliva correlate with bone mineral density. Scientific Reports, 10(1). Available at:
  2. Rousseau, A.-F. et al., 2020. Bone metabolism and fracture risk during and after critical illness. Current Opinion in Critical Care, Publish Ahead of Print. Available at:
  3. Kerschan-Schindl, K. et al., 2020. Circulating Myostatin Levels Decrease Transiently after Implantation of a Hip Hemi-Arthroplasty. Gerontology, pp.1–8. Available at:
  4. Kerschan-Schindl, K. et al., 2018. Myostatin and other musculoskeletal markers in lung transplant recipients. Clinical and Experimental Medicine, 19(1), pp.77–85. Available at:
  5. Kerschan-Schindl, K. et al., 2015. Changes in Serum Levels of Myokines and Wnt-Antagonists after an Ultramarathon Race A. Philp, ed. PLOS ONE, 10(7), p.e0132478. Available at: