Christine Peinelt works on the pathophysiology of ion channels. Her latest work identifies a role for TRPM4 (transient receptor potential melastatin-4 channel) in prostate cancer cell migration.
Christine Peinelt received her PhD in 2004 from Konstanz University. During a postdoctoral research stay at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii she contributed to the discovery of Orai Ca2+ channels, their biophysical characterization and to the identification of several key structure-function relationships. In 2008 she was offered a “Juniorprofessor” (assistant professor) at the Institute of Biophysics at the Saarland University. In 2009 she received an Emmy-Noether grant from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and in 2010 she started working as a PI in the Sonderforschungsbereich 894 “Ca2+ Signals: Molecular Mechanisms and Integrative Functions”.
Since 2016 she is a professor at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bern and a new PI in the NCCR TransCure. Within NCCR TransCure she will continue her work on the pathophysiology of TRPM4 in prostate cancer.