Reinhold Erben, DVM, MD
Reinhold G. Erben is currently Full Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria. He received his veterinary and medical degrees from the University of Munich, Germany in 1989 and 1998, respectively. He was trained in physiology and pathophysiology at the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Munich, became leader of the Bone Biology Group at the Institute of Physiology of the Veterinary Faculty of the University of Munich in 1994, and was appointed Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Munich in 1998. From 2004 to 2006, he had a dual appointment as Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Munich and as Guest Professor of Pathophysiology at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna. From 2005 to 2006, he served as speaker of the DFG-funded Research Training Group ‘Functional Genome Research in Veterinary Medicine’ at the University of Munich. In December 2006, he was appointed Professor of Pathophysiology, and in December 2009 Professor of Physiology and Pathophysiology in Vienna. He was President of the International Society of Bone Morphometry from 2006 until 2009 and served as a Board Member of the Austrian Science Fund from 2005 until 2014. He is the inventor of several patents, has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals, has supervised more than 40 D.V.M., M.D., and Ph.D. thesis works, and has been an ad hoc reviewer for over 60 different journals. His current research interests include the molecular endocrinology of mineral and bone homeostasis and the development of animal models for regenerative medicine with special emphasis on cartilage and bone regeneration.