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Deepika is now a postdoctotal fellow in the Kurrasch lab at the Department of Medical Genetics, University of Calgary, Canada.



Dr. Deepika Dogra

Dr. Deepika Dogra


Research Associate in Zoophysiology Group 

Department of Biochemistry & Biology 

University of Potsdam 

Phone: (0331) 977 5537


Dr. Deepika Dogra


Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim, Germany
PhD (Biology), 09/2012 – 08/2017
Investigated the role of TGF-β family ligands during cardiac development and regeneration in zebrafish.

Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, IndiaM.Tech (Biotechnology),
Analyzed the effect of Camellia sinensis on glucose induced cardiac inflammation in rat cardiac cells.

Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida, IndiaB.Tech (Biotechnology),
Studied the reversal of norepinephrine-induced cardiac hypertrophy by curcumin in rat cardiac cells.

Research Interest:
I am interested in elucidating the effect of various environmental cues on vertebrate cardiovascular development and cardiac remodeling by using zebrafish as a model organism. 


  • Uribe V Ramadas R Dogra D . Rasouli SJ Gunawan F Nakajima H Chiba A Reischauer S Mochizuki N Stainier DYR (2018) In vivo analysis of cardiomyocyte proliferation during ventricular trabeculation. Development 145(14). doi: 10.1242/dev.164194.

  • Dogra D, Ahuja S, Kim HT, Rasouli SJ, Stainier DYR, Reischauer S (2017) Opposite effects of Activin type 2 receptor ligands on cardiomyocyte proliferation during development and repair. Nature Communications.1;8(1):1902.doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-01950-1.
  • Ahuja S, Dogra D, Stainier DYR, Reischauer S (2016) Id4 functions downstream of Bmp signaling to restrict TCF function in endocardial cells during atrioventricular valve development.  Developmental Biology.1;412(1):71-82.doi: 10.1016/j.ydbio.2016.02.003.
  • Ahuja S*, Kohli S*, Krishnan S*, Dogra D*, Sharma D, Rani V (2011) Curcumin: a potential therapeutic polyphenol, prevents noradrenaline-induced hypertrophy in rat cardiac myocytes.  Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 63(12):1604-12. doi:10.1111/j.2042-7158.2011.01363.x
  • Shrey K, Suchit A, Deepika D, Shruti K, Vibha R (2011)  Air pollutants: the key stages in the pathway towards the development of cardiovascular disorders.  Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology.31(1):1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.etap.2010.09.002.