Dr. Jana Hedrich
Postdoctoral Fellow
Team Leader

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Jana Hedrich

Dr. Jana Hedrich studied biology and finished her PhD 2011 at the Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz. She did her PhD in the group of Prof. W. Stöcker under the supervision of Prof. C. Becker-Pauly, working on on the fundamental physiological characterization of the metalloproteases meprin alpha and beta. In 2011, she joined the group of Prof. H. Luhmann as a postdoctoral fellow at University Medical Center Mainz. There, she studied fundamental neurosciences and drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier. In 2017, Dr. Hedrich joined the group of Prof. Tanja Weil as a postdoctoral fellow and team leader of the group “In Vivo Applications for the Central Nervous System”.


Research Topics

Drug delivery and applications for the central nervous system.


Selected Publications

P. Moscariello, M. Raabe, W. Liu, S. Bernhardt ,H. Qi, U. Kaiser, Y. Wu, T.Weil, H. J. Luhmann, J. Hedrich (2019) Unraveling in Vivo Brain Transport of Protein-Coated Fluorescent Nanodiamonds. Small. Small 2019, DOI:10.1002/smll.201902992

J. Hedrich, E. A Angamo, A. Conrad, B. Lutz, H. J Luhmann (2019) Cell type specific impact of cannabinoid receptor signaling in somatosensory barrel map formation in mice. Journal of Comparative NeurologyJournal of Comparative Neurology 2019, DOI:10.1002/cne.24733

E.V. Griemert, J. Hedrich, T. Hirnet, S.C. Thal (2019) Deficiency of plasminogen activator inhibitor type 2 limits brain edema formation after traumatic brain injury. Journal of NeurotraumaJournal of neurotrauma 2019, DOI:10.1089/neu.2018.612

Gačanin J, Hedrich J, Sieste S, Glaßer G, Lieberwirth I, Schilling C, Knöll B., Synatschke CV,Weil T. (2018) Autonomous Ultra-Fast Self-Healing Hydrogels by pH-Responsive Functional Nanofiber Gelators as Cell Matrices. Advanced Materials. Accepted Oct. 2018.Advanced Materials 2018, DOI:10.1002/adma.201805044

Moscariello P, Ng DYW, Jansen M, Weil T, Luhmann HJ, Hedrich J* (2018) Brain Delivery of Multifunctional Dendrimer Protein Bioconjugates. Advanced Science:1700897. Advanced Science 2018, DOI:10.1002/advs.201700897

Stangenberg R, Wu Y, Hedrich J, Kurzbach D, Wehner D, Weidinger G, Kuan SL, Jansen MI, Jelezko F, Luhmann HJ, Hinderberger D, Weil T, Müllen K (2015) A polyphenylene dendrimer drug transporter with precisely positioned amphiphilic surface patches. Adv Healthc Mater 4:377–384. Advanced Healthcare Materials 2015, 18(3), 808-818.

Hedrich J, Wu Y, Kuan SL, Kuehn F, Pietrowski E, Sahl M, Muth S, Müllen K, Luhmann HJ, Weil T, Schmidt M (2013) Polymer Complexes in Biological Applications. In. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg. [Accessed February 14, 2014]. Springer 2013, 8(11), 11330-11340.

Hedrich J, Lottaz D, Meyer K, Yiallouros I, Jahnen-Dechent W, Stöcker W, Becker-Pauly C (2010) Fetuin-A and cystatin C are endogenous inhibitors of human meprin metalloproteases. Biochemistry 49:8599–8607. Biochemistry 2010, 8(2), 1161-1172.

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2664-0212

Visit me at the Junior Group Leaders Mainz Hedrich @ JUGGLE

My Team: Dr. Siyuan Xiang

Alumi: Dr. Pierpaolo Moscariello



Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Ackermannweg 10

D-55128 Mainz, Germany

Phone: (+49) 6131-379-317 (office room 0.407)

Email: hedrich[at]mpip-mainz.mpg.de

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