BRCCH Consortium Member
Ronja Rappold, MSc is a PhD student in the Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich with Prof Viola Vogel and Prof Emma Wetter Slack. She is highly interested in studying how mechanobiological cues are affecting cell signaling, more particular the mechanobiological impact on intestinal inflammation. In the MIP project, she is investigating pathology-associated extracellular matrix changes occurring in the gastrointestinal tract and other disease-implicated organs. Using immunohistochemistry and histology techniques, high-resolution imaging and advanced image analysis, she is aiming to find mechanobiological readouts, which could be used as early diagnostic markers in rare genetic disorders of metabolism.