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Research Fellow.


Email: Johanna.heid at



Education and Training


Postdoctoral  Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA, 2019- present


Ph.D. University of Frankfurt, Germany, 2018

M.S. University of Dresden, Germany, 2013

B.S. University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 2010




Research interest


Dr. Heid is interested in the connection of epigenetics and transcriptomics on the single-cell level in the context of aging.





  1. Heid J, Cencioni C, Ripa R, Baumgart M, Atlante S, Milano G, Scopece A, Kuenne C, Guenther S, Azzimato V, Farsetti A, Rossi G, Braun T, Pompilio G, Martelli F, Zeiher AM, Cellerino A, Gaetano C, Spallotta F. Age-dependent increase of oxidative stress regulates microRNA-29 family preserving cardiac health. Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 4;7(1):16839. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16829-w. PubMed PMID: 29203887; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5715159.

  2. Cencioni C*, Heid J*, Krepelova A, Rasa SMM, Kuenne C, Guenther S, Baumgart M, Cellerino A, Neri F, Spallotta F, Gaetano C. Aging Triggers H3K27 Trimethylation Hoarding in the Chromatin of Nothobranchius furzeri Skeletal Muscle. Cells. 2019 Sep 28;8(10). doi: 10.3390/cells8101169. PubMed PMID: 31569376; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6829443.


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