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Ursula Ravens, Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c.

Senior Professor
  • Electrical remodeling in cardiac disease (atrial fibrillation; heart failure)
  • Cardiovascular pharmacology
  • Functional role of cardiac ion channels; pharmacological modulation
  • Regenerative potential of mesenchymal stem cells in the cardiovascular system
  • Species differences in detrusor muscle function, pharmacological            

Ursula Ravens studied Medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, and University of Vienna (1963-1969) and obtained her MD in 1969. After her internship in Berlin (Approbation 1970) she joined the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Kiel as a Scientific Research Fellow (1970-1985), where she specialized in Pharmacology (Facharzt 1977) and habilitated in Pharmacology in 1979. In 1985, Ursula became a Professor of Cardiovascular Pharmacology at the University of Essen, where she was elected as Dean for Students’ Affairs of the Medical Faculty (1986-1990). In 1997 Ursula took up the Professorship and Chair of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical Faculty of Technical University of Dresden (1997-2014). Since 2014 she is a Senior Professor associated with the Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty at the Technical University of Dresden. She is Guest Professor at Danish Arrhythmia Research Centre, University of Copenhagen since 2009. Ursula was a Chairperson of several working groups and committees, was a member of the board of the German Pharmacological Society (DGP), and serves on diverse editoral boards. In 2015, Ursula was honoured with the Federal Cross of Merit. Since 2016, she is a Senior Professor at the IEKM in Freiburg.