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Elisa Einwallner
Elisa Einwallner, MD PhD

Department of Laboratory Medicine (Division of Medical-Chemical Laboratory Diagnostics)

T +43 1 40400 27560


Diabetes Mellitus; Heme Oxygenase-1; Insulin Resistance; Obesity

Research group(s)

  • Endocrinology

Research interests

Obesity and diabetes are the new epidemics of the 21st century. Obesity related diseases, which are chronic diseases requiring life-long medical treatment, are thus becoming a major social, economic, and medical challenge for health care systems in the western world.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Cell culture and mouse work: isolation of primary hepatocytes, calorimetric measurements, diets (insulin tolerance test, oral glucose tolerance test), mitochondrial function and metabolic state (Seahorse XF), stainings, basic laboratory assays (elisa, western blot, qPCR,..)

Selected publications

  1. Jais, A. et al., 2014. Heme Oxygenase-1 Drives Metaflammation and Insulin Resistance in Mouse and Man. Cell, 158(1), pp.25-40. Available at:
  2. Scherer, T. et al., 2014. Levothyroxine Replacement in Hypothyroid Humans Reduces Myocardial Lipid Load and Improves Cardiac Function. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 99(11), pp.E2341-E2346. Available at:
  3. Sahin, E. et al., 2014. Macrophage PTEN Regulates Expression and Secretion of Arginase I Modulating Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses. The Journal of Immunology, 193(4), pp.1717-1727. Available at:
  4. Einwallner, E. et al., 2013. Endogenous Erythroid Colony Formation in Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: A Recurrent Finding Associated with Persistent Minimal Residual Disease Under Imatinib. Stem Cells and Development, 22(23), pp.3043-3051. Available at:
  5. Einwallner, E. et al., 2013. Lysis matters: Red cell lysis with FACS Lyse affects the flow cytometric enumeration of circulating leukemic blasts. Journal of Immunological Methods, 390(1-2), pp.127-132. Available at: