Short CV/Education and training

  • 1981 – 1987
    Studied veterinary medicine, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany

  • 1984
    Studies abroad in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ankara, Turkey

  • 1985
    Studies abroad in student exchange organisation, École Vétérinaire Lyon, France

  • 1986
    Studies abroad in the Facultad de Veterinaria, Universidad Austral de Chile

  • 1987
    Degree: State examination in veterinary medicine

  • 1987
    Licensed as a veterinary doctor

  • 1987 – 1990
    PhD student at the Physiological Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover and at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1990
    Doctorate (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) from the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1990 – 1992
    Lecturer at the Institute of Veterinary Physiology, Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

  • 1992 – 1996
    Lecturer at the Physiological Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

  • 1996
    Specialist in veterinary physiology

  • 1997 – 2008
    Senior lecturer at the Physiological Institute, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

  • 2007
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in "physiology and nutritional physiology" at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

  • Since 2008
    Heisenberg Fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

Selected publications

  • Türck, G., Leonhard-Marek, S.: Potassium and insulin affect the contractility of abomasal smooth muscle. In: Journal of Dairy Science 93, 2010. pp. 3561-3568.

  • Leonhard-Marek, S. et al.: Transport of cations and anions across forestomach epithelia. In: Animal 4, 2010. pp. 1037-1056.

  • Leonhard-Marek, S. et al.: Chloride, Gluconate, Sulfate and Short Chain Fatty Acids Affect Ca Flux Rates across Sheep Forestomach Epithelium. In: Journal of Dairy Science 90, 2007. pp. 1516-1526.

  • Leonhard-Marek, S. et al.: Effect of chloride on pH microclimate and electrogenic Na+ absorption across the rumen epithelium of goat and sheep. In: American Journal of Physiology Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 291, 2006. pp. 246-252.

  • Leonhard-Marek, S. et al.: Basolateral Mg2+/Na+ exchange regulates apical non-selective cation channel in sheep rumen epithelium via cytosolic Mg2+. In: American Journal of Physiology Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology 288, 2005. pp. 630-645.

  • Leonhard-Marek, S.: Divalent cations reduce the electrogenic transport of monovalent cations across rumen epithelium. In: Journal of Comparative Physiology B 172, 2002. pp. 635-641.

  • Leonhard-Marek, S., Martens, H.: Effects of potassium on magnesium transport across rumen epithelium. In: American Journal of Physiology 271, 1996. pp. 1034-1038.


Selected projects

  • The role of potassium and insulin in abomasum motility (bovine)

  • Mechanisms and regulation of potassium resorption

  • Potassium levels in ruminants

  • Hardiness of the cutaneous gastric mucosa (swine)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of academic self-governance committees

  • Peer review activities for various professional journals

Additional qualifications

  • Course in professional teaching, 2005 – 2007

  • Workshop in leadership, communication and conflicts, 2003

  • Practical workshop in higher-education pedagogy, 2002

  • Trained as a bank officer and subsequent employment in financial controlling at Bankers Trust GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany, 1979 – 1981


Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • 1996 and 2000 Parental leave

  • 1997 – 2000 and 2001 – 2007 Part-time employment/childraising


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