Marcus Mall M.D.


Marcus A. Mall Since February 2018, Marcus A. Mall is Professor and Director of the Department of Pediatric Pulmonology and Immunology at the Charité – University Medical Center Berlin. Before this appointment, he was Head of the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology & Allergy and the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, and from 2011 to 2018 Director of the Department of Translational Pulmonology at the Heidelberg University Medical School, Heidelberg and Member of the Board of Directors of the German Center for Lung Research (DZL). He is an active member of several professional societies, including the European Cystic Fibrosis Society (ECFS), the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS). He serves on journal editorial boards and on the Board of the ECFS. Marcus Mall qualified in Medicine at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, and received his clinical training at the Universities of Freiburg and Heidelberg, and his postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA, where he was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine. In 2005, he received a grant from the European Commission to establish a Marie Curie Excellence Team for CF research at the University of Heidelberg, and in 2009 he was awarded the prestigious Heisenberg Professorship by the German Research Foundation. He is board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergology and Infectious Diseases. Marcus Mall’s research is focused on the molecular and cellular pathogenesis of CF and other chronic airway diseases, and the development of novel diagnostic approaches and therapeutic strategies. His research has been funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF), the European Commission, and others, and he has received several research awards. During his postdoctoral research, Marcus Mall developed a mouse with airway-specific overexpression of the epithelial sodium channel (ENaC), the first animal model with CF-like lung disease. His current research focus is on interdisciplinary translational research projects, integrating basic research with cohort studies and early phase clinical trials, to improve our understanding of CF lung disease and the translation of research results into the clinic.