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Sarah Isabella Stadlmayr
Sarah Isabella Stadlmayr, BSc.,MSc.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Position: PHD Student

ORCID: 0000-0002-1461-6274
T +43 1 40400 41700


Biomimetic Materials; Nerve Regeneration; Peripheral Nerves; Regenerative Medicine; Schwann Cells; Silk

Research group(s)

Research interests

Within the scope of my research, I try to unravel the unique properties of spider silk responsible for its exceptional ability to support peripheral nerve regeneration. I combine methods such as mass spectrometry, electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy, with in vitro studies to determine the crucial chemical, structural, and morphological properties of spider silk.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Primary Rodent Cell Culture
  • Live Cell Imaging
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Nanoindentation
  • Electron Microscopy 
  • Proteomics (nLC-nESI-MS/MS)
  • Transcriptomics (RNASeq, Microarray)
  • Zeta Potential Measurements

Selected publications

  1. Stadlmayr, S. et al. (2023) ‘Comparative Analysis of Various Spider Silks in Regard to Nerve Regeneration: Material Properties and Schwann Cell Response’, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 13(8). Available at:
  2. Bergmann, F. et al. (2022) ‘The properties of native Trichonephila dragline silk and its biomedical applications’, Biomaterials Advances, 140, p. 213089. Available at:
  3. Semmler, L. et al. (2023) ‘Silk‐in‐Silk Nerve Guidance Conduits Enhance Regeneration in a Rat Sciatic Nerve Injury Model’, Advanced Healthcare Materials, p. 2203237. Available at:
  4. Millesi, F. et al. (2023) ‘Systematic Comparison of Commercial Hydrogels Revealed That a Synergy of Laminin and Strain-Stiffening Promotes Directed Migration of Neural Cells’, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 15(10), pp. 12678–12695. Available at:
  5. Naghilou, A. et al. (2023) ‘Insights into the material properties of dragline spider silk affecting Schwann cell migration’, International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 244, p. 125398. Available at: Available at: