Katharina Schlünder

PhD Candidate

Katharina studied Medical Engineering at the Inter-University Center for Medical Technologies Stuttgart-Tübingen (B.Sc.) and at the University of Stuttgart (M. Sc.). She completed her Bachelor's thesis at the Clinical Research Laboratory for Thoracic, Cardiac and Vascular Surgery in Tübingen in 2015. During the Master's program, she worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology in the fields of plasma technology and material science as part of her student research project. Furthermore, she completed an internship at the biomedical device company Emulate, Inc. in Boston in 2017, focusing on the Organ-on-Chip technology. For her Master's thesis, she joined the Loskill Lab in 2018 where she worked on the development of a microphysiological Pancreas-on-Chip system, which she now continues in her PhD project. In her free time, she enjoys running, skiing and traveling.


J. Rogal*, K. Schlünder*, P. Loskill
Developer’s Guide to an Organ-on-Chip Model
ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng., 2022, 8, 4643-4647, https://doi.org/10.1021/acsbiomaterials.1c01536

M. Cipriano, K. Schlünder, C. Probst, K. Linke, M. Weiss, M.J. Fischer, L. Mesch, K. Achberger, S. Liebau, M. Mesquida, V. Nicolini, A. Schneider, A.M. Giusti, S. Kustermann, P. Loskill
Human immunocompetent choroid-on-chip: a novel tool for studying ocular effects of biological drugs
Commun. Biol., 2022, 5, 52, https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02977-3

K. Schlünder, M. Cipriano, A. Zbinden, S. Fuchs, T. Mayr, K. Schenke-Layland, P. Loskill
Microphysiological Pancreas-on-Chip Platform with Integrated Sensors to Model Endocrine Function and Metabolism
Lab Chip, 2024, 24, 2080-2093, https://doi.org/10.1039/D3LC00838J

S. Schneider*, E. Bras*, O. Schneider, K.U. Schlünder, P. Loskill
Facile Patterning of Thermoplastic Elastomers and Robust Bonding to Glass and Thermoplastics for Microfluidic Cell Culture and Organ-on-Chip
Micromachines, 2021, 12, 575, https://doi.org/10.3390/mi12050575

A. Zbinden, J. Marzi, K. Schlünder, C. Probst, M. Urbanczyk, S. Black, E. Brauchle, S.L. Layland, U. Kraushaar, G. Duffy, K. Schenke-Layland, P. Loskill
Non-invasive marker-independent high content analysis of a microphysiological human pancreas-on- a-chip model
Matrix Biol, 2020, 85-86, 205-220, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matbio.2019.06.008