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Name: PD Daniel Eberli, M.D. and Ph.D.
Academic Position
• Faculty, Department of Urology, University of Zurich
• Head, Laboratory for Urologic Tissue Engineering
and Stem Cell Therapies
• Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP)
Born 1971 in Bern / Switzerland
Nationality Swiss

Higher Education 
• Medical School 10/1997 Final Exam: Medical School, University of Zurich
• Arts and Science 5/ 2007 Thesis Defence and Graduation
2004- 2007 Molecular Medicine PhD Program at
Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA

Medical Medical School, University of Bern, 15.12.1997
– Dissertation Department of Surgery, University Hospital Berne, Director: Prof. Dr. Büchler,
Mentors: PD Dr. med. W. Schweizer, Treatment of Giant Abdominal Wall
Hernias with Pneumoperitoneum and a Mersilen Mesh
– Habilitation Medical School, University of Zurich, 5.1.2010
Department of Urology, University Zürich, Director: Prof. T. Sulser
Adult Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering of Urinary Sphincter and Bladder

Arts and Science Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA, May. 21. 2007
– Dissertation Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Director: Anthony Atala, M.D.,
Mentors: James J Yoo M.D. Ph.D. and Shay Soker Ph.D.
Bioengineered Muscle for Functional Sphincter Reconstruction

Postdoctoral Training 
• Internship and Residency
10/2008 – Urology Faculty, Head T. Sulser, MD, University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
5/2008 – 9/2008 Urology Fellowship, Head H. Knönagel, MD at the Limmattal Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
7/2007 – 4/2008 Urology Residency, Head T. Sulser, MD at the University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
10/2001 -11/2002 Urology Residency, Head T. Sulser, MD and T. Gasser, MD at the University Hospital
Basel, Switzerland
6/2001 – 9/2001 Surgery Internship, Head W. Schweizer, MD at Schaffhausen Hospital, Switzerland
2/2001 – 5/2001 Intensive Care Internship; Head H. Splisgardt, MD at Schaffhausen Hospital, Switzerland
7/2000 -12/2000 Urology Residency, Head D. Hauri, MD at the University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland
5/1998 – 6/2000 Surgery Internship, Head W. Schweizer, MD at Schaffhausen Hospital, Switzerland

• Medical Research
4/2008 – University Hospital Zurich, Department of Urology, Switzerland, Laboratory for Urologic Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Therapy
Principle Investigator
1/2004 -6/2007 Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA, Wake Forest Institute for and Regenerative Medicine, “Tissue Engineering for Urologic Tissue”
Head A. Atala, MD at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
4/2003 -12/2003 Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Laboratory for Tissue Engineering and Cellular Therapeutics, “Tissue Engineering for Urologic Tissue”
Head A. Atala, MD at the Children’s Hospital Boston, USA
10/2002 -5/2003 Medical Research, “Tissue Engineering for Bone and Cartilage”, Head M. Heberer, MD and
Ivan Martin PhD, at the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland

Grants, Honors and Awards (selected)
2011 Posterprize: Best Poster of Session
Stölting M.N.L, Kramer S, Ametamey S, Ferrari S, Becskei A, Sulser T, Eberli D.
Muscle Precursor Cells are safe for the treatment of urinary incontinence after surgery for prostate cancer
Annual Meeting of the European Association of Urology, Vienna 2011.
2011 Research Grant from “ Max & Hedwig Niedermayer Stifung“,
Research project: “Functional Muscle Engineering with a pre-established vascular network”.
2011 2. Research Prize
Electrospun-Acellular Matrix Composite Scaffold for Bladder Reconstruction
Horst M , Madduri S, Hall H, Milleret V, Gobet R , Sulser T , Eberli D
22nd Annual Meeting oft the European Society for Pediatric Urology, Copenhagen, 2011
2011-2014 Research Grant from “SNF, Schweizer National Fonds“ CRSII3_136197 / 1
For Reserch Project:” Improving human muscle engineering by PGC-1alpha expression
and molecular imaging using positron emission tomography (PET).
2011 Zeller Forschungs-Preis der Swiss Pharma Science
Bryophyllum pinnatum leaf press juice – the effect on the contractility of porcine detrusor in vitro
Schuler V. Fürer K. Eberli D. Horst M. Brenneisen R. Hamburger M. Mennet M. Schnelle M. Simoes-Wüst A.P.von Mandach U
2011 Research Poster Prize of the Swiss Urological Association
Muscle precursor cells and adipose-derived stem cells for the treatment of bladderer voiding dysfunction
Tremp T, Salemi S, Largo R, Aboushwareb T, Sulser T, Eberli D
Annual Meeting of the Swiss Urological Association, Basel 2011
2011 Research Fund, Matching Fund, Research Committee, Medical School Zurich
Research project: “Functional Muscle Engineering with a pre-established vascular network”.
2011 Reserch Fund from Highland Technology Transfer Fund Switzerland
for prototype development of the catheter with microcurrent (Published and Patented 2010)
2010-13 Matching Fund, Research Committee, Medical School Zurich
For research project: “Adult Muscle Progenitor Cells for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence”
2010 Insula Stiftung zur Förderung der viszeralchirurgischen Forschung
For Research Project: „Tissue Engineering of the Colon“.
2010 Research Grant from Covidien, USA
For research project: “Lateral temperature spread of mono- and bipolar robotic and laparoscopic instruments ”
2010 Dr. Arthur and Mrs. Elaine Sherman International Travel Scholarship,
Research Project: “Optimizing Human MPCs for Clinical Application”, for John Dougherty M.Sc.
2010 J.William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Award
Research Project: „Pre-established Vascular Network for Tissue Engineering“, for Venkat Ramakrishnan M. Sc.
2010 Posterprize: Best Poster of Session , Annual Meeting EAU
Hefermehl L, Suler T, Eberli D
Lateral temperature spread of mono- and bipolar robotic instruments: Are they safe for nerve sparing radical prostatectomy?
Annual Meeting of the European Assocciation of Urology, Barcelona.
2010 Research Grant from EMDO Stiftung, Research Project:“ Muscle Precursor Cells for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence“
2009-13 Institutional Research Grant from Eleonoren-Stiftung and Openheimer Investments
For: Innervation of Tissue Engineered Bladder Constructs for Functional Reconstruction
2009 Posterprize: Best Poster of the Session of the European Association of Urology
Eberli D, Hefermehl LJ, Sulser T, Knönagel H.
Lateral temperature spread of vessel-sealing devices: Are they safe for nerve sparing
radical prostatectomy?
Annual meeting of the European Association of Urology, Stockholm, 2009
2009-12 Research Grant from “SNF, Schweizer National Fonds“ 323230_126230/ For research project: “Adult Muscle Progenitor Cells for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence”
2009-10 Prize of the Swiss Association of Urology
For the research work performed in the field of urologic tissue engineering.
Annual Meeting of the Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Urologie, Lausanne
2009 Posterprize: Best Poster of the Session Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie
Hefermehl LJ, Eberli D, Sulser T, Knönagel H.
Lateral temperature spread of vessel-sealing devices: Are they safe for nerve sparing
radical prostatectomy?
Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie, Düsseldorf , 2009
2009 Research Grant form EMDO Stiftung, For research project: “Adult Muscle Progenitor Cells for Clinical Applications: Function, Safety and Interactions”
2008 Chapter: Eberli/Atala “Tissue Engineering using Adult Stem Cells” Awarded and selected for Best of Series by Elsevier/Academic Press. Updated Version to be included in “Best of Series: Essential Stem Cell Methods”
2007 Best Reviewer in 2006 Award
From the The Journal of Urology for reviews of Basic Science Articles
2007 Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Doctoral Student Award
Presented by Wake Forest University (NC, USA), Office of the Dean, for the overall academic performance, originality and research productivity during the years of study.
2007 Posterprize: Best Poster of the Session Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie
Eberli D, Yoo JJ, Atala A.
Muscle Progenitor Cells for the Restoration of Irreversibly Damaged Sphincter Function: A Pre-Clinical Study
59. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Urologie, Berlin, (2007)
2006 Recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) at the National Graduate Student
Research Festival, Bethesda, MD for ‘Muscle Progenitor Cells for the Restoration of
Irreversibly Damaged Sphincter Function’
2005 Research Award of the Swiss Urological Association
for Therapeutic Angiogenesis in Bioengineered Muscle
2005 Research Grant from Astra Zeneca, Switzerland
For the project: „Tissue and Organ Regeneration in Urology through Tissue Engineering“
2005 – 07 Research Grant from the Gebert Rüf Stiftung
for “Therapeutic Angiogenesis in Bioengineered Muscle”
2004 Grant from Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft, Basel, Switzerland
For Research on Tissue Engineering in Urology
2004 Research Award of the Swiss Urological Association
For Research on Tissue Engineering in Urology
2004 Grant for career advancement
from the University of Basel, Switzerland
2004-07 Full Tuition Stipend for Molecular Medicine PhD Program
at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC, USA
2003 Grant from the Swiss National Research Foundation:
Stipendium des Schweizerischen Nationalfonds PBBSB-1002702
For the project: „Tissue and Organ Regeneration in Urology through Tissue Engineering“

Professional Societies

2011- Zurich Center for Integrative Human Physiology (ZIHP), University of Zurich
2010- Swiss Urological Association (SGU)
2009- Gesellschaft Zürcher Urologen, Urological Assosiation of Zurich
2006 – American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2006 – Member of the International Society for Stem Cells Research (ISSCR)
2005 – Member of the American Urological Association (AUA)
2005 – Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) (Merged TESI and ETES)
2000 – Member of the European Association of Urology (EAU)
2000 – Member of the German Urological Association (DGU)
1998 – Member of the Swiss Medical Association (FMH)

Invited Presentations

2011 Invited Lecturer, Impact of Tissue Engeineering for Urology
Prof. T. Hensle and Prof. K. Glassberg
Lecture at Columbia University Dept of Urology, New York, NY, USA.
2010 Invited lecturer, Clinical Impact of Tissue-Engineering in Pediatric Urology
European Society for Pediatric Urology, Annual Meeting, Antalya
2010 Invited lecturer, Muscle precursor cells for the treatment of urinary incontinence
Association of Academic Surgery and Perioperative Medicine, Bern, Switzerland
2010 Invited lecturer, Engineering of a Urinary Bladder
SIGUP Meeting 2010, Lausanne, Switzerland
2009 Invited lecturer, Engineering of Bladder, Sphincter and Penis using Adult Stem Cells
Swiss Tissue Couture Society. Basel, Switzerland
2008 Invited lecturer, Tissue Engineering of Bladder and Sphincter
Meeting of the Swiss Society of Surgeons, Basel, Switzerland
2008 Invited lecturer, Tissue Engineering of Bladder, Sphincter and Penis
Continued Medical Education for Physicians, Limmattal Hospital, Schlieren
2008 Invited lecturer, Urologic Prostheses,
Meeting of SIGUP, Schweizerische Interessengemeinschaft für Uropflege, Davos, Switzerland
2007 Invited Lecturer, Organ Regeneration using Adult Stem Cells
International Laboratory Animal Technician Week, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem NC, USA
2007 Invited lecturer, Current and Future Perspectives of Regenerative Medicine
Naturforschende Gesellschaft Schaffhausen, Switzerland
2006 Invited lecturer, Restoration of Urologic Tissue Function, Symposium: Concepts in Tissue Engineering and Stem Cells Winston Salem NC, USA
2006 Invited lecturer, Restoration of Urologic Tissue Function, Department of Urology, University Hospital Zurich, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2006 Invited Presentation, Muscle Progenitor Cells for the Restoration of Irreversibly Damaged Sphincter Function National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
2006 Invited lecturer, Current and Future Perspectives of Regenerative Medicine, Engineering Approaches for Tissues, Restoration of Tissue and Organ Function. University of Ambato, Millennium Hospital, Ecuador
2006 Invited lecturer, Current and Future Perspectives of Regenerative Medicine,
Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Published Reports (Peer reviewed, selected)

• Reiner CS, Goetti R, Eberli D, Klotz E, Boss A, Pfammatter T, Frauenfelder T, Moch H, Sulser T, Alkadhi H.
CT Perfusion of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Impact of Volume Coverage on Quantitative Analysis.
Accepted Invest Radiol. 2011
• Tremp M, Hefermehl L, Largo R, Sulser T, Knönagel H, Eberli D
Electrosurgery in Urology: Recent Advances
Accepted 2011 Expert Review of Medical Devices
• Eberli D, Aboushwareb T, Soker S, Yoo JJ, Atala A.
Muscle Progenitor Cells for the Restoration of Irreversibly Damaged Sphincter Function
Accepted 2011 Cell Transplant (IF 6.3)
• Eberli D, Yoo JJ, Atala A.
One and Four Layer Acellular Bladder Matrix for Fascial Tissue Reconstruction
Journal of Materials Science (Accepted 2011) (IF: 2.0 )
• Eberli D, Hefermehl LJ, Müller A, Sulser T, Knönagel H.
Thermal Spread of Vessel Sealing Devices evaluated in a clinically relevant in-vitro Model
Uro Inter accepted 2011
• Hermans T, Strebel D, Hefermehl JL, Gross O, Mortezavi A, Eberli D, Müller A, Müntener M,
Michel MS, Meier A, Susler T. Seifert HH
Lithium Triborate-Laser Vaporisation of the Prostate using the 120-W High Performance System (HPS) Greenlight-Laser: High Performance all the Way?
J Urol , 2011 Accepted (IF: 3.95 )
• Gabi M, Hefermehl L, Lukic D, Zahn R, Vörös J, Eberli D
Electrical micro current to prevent conditioning film and bacterial adhesion to urological stents
2010 Urol Res. 2010 Aug 5 (IF: 2.3 )
• Eberli D, Chassot PG, Mantz J, Samama CM, Delabays A, Sulser T, Spahn DR.
Urologic Surgery and Anti-Platelet Drugs after Cardiac and Cerebrovascular Accidents
J Urol. 2010 Jun;183(6):2128-36 (IF: 3.95)
• Chen KL, Eberli D, Yoo JJ, Atala A.
Bioengineered Corporal Tissue For Structural and Functional Restoration of the Penis
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Feb 23;107(8):3346-50 (IF 9.38)
• Eberli D, Rodriguez S, Yoo J, Atala A
In vivo evaluation of acellular human dermis for abdominal wall repair.
J Biomed Mater Res A. 2010 Jun 15;93(4):1527-38. (IF 2.61)
• Sterna M, Myers R, Hammam N, Stern K, Eberli D, Kritchevskya S, Soker S, Van Dyke M.
Extracellular matrix derived from skeletal muscle tissue enhances the proliferation and differentiation of myogenic progenitor cells ex vivo.
Biomaterials. 2009 Apr;30(12):2393-9 (IF 6.26)
• Eberli D, Atala A.
Basic Science Research in Urology Training
Indian J Urol 2009 Apr;25(2):217-20
• Eberli D*, Aboushwareb T*, Ward C, Broda C, Holcomb J, Atala A, Van Dyke A
A keratin biomaterial gel hemostat derived from human hair: Evaluation in a rabbit model of lethal liver injury
2009 J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. Jul;90(1):45-54. (IF 2.45)
• Eberli D, Soker S, Atala A, Yoo JJ.
Optimization of human skeletal muscle precursor cell culture and myofiber
formation in vitro.
Methods. 2009 Feb;47(2):98-103 (IF 3.67)
• Eberli D, Freitas L, Atala A, Yoo JJ.
Composite scaffolds for the engineering of hollow organs and tissues.
Methods. 2009 Feb;47(2):109-15 (IF 3.67)
• Eberli D, Andersson KE, Yoo JJ, Atala A.
A Canine Model of Irreversible Urethral Sphincter Insufficiency
BJU Int. 2009 Jan;103(2):248-53.. (IF 2.75)
• Eberli D*, Delo DM*, Williams JK, Andersson KE, Atala A, Soker S.
Angiogenic Gene Modification of Skeletal Muscle Cells to Compensate for Aging-Induced Decline in Bioengineered Functional Muscle Tissue
BJU Int. 2008 Sep;102(7):878-84. (IF 2.75)
• Eberli D, Susaeta R , Yoo JJ, Atala A.
A Method to Improve Cellular Content for Corporal Tissue Engineering
Tissue Engineering, Part A. 2008 Apr 23 (IF 4.41)
• Harrison BS, Eberli D, Lee SJ, Atala A, Yoo JJ.
Oxygen producing biomaterials for tissue regeneration.
Biomaterials. 2007 Nov;28(31):4628-34. (IF 6.26)
• Eberli D, Susaeta R , Yoo JJ, Atala A.
Tunica Repair with Acellular Bladder Matrix maintains Corporal Tissue Function
Int J Impot Res. 2007 Nov-Dec;19(6):602-9. 2007 Aug 2. (IF 2.06)
• Lipski AM, Jaquiery C, Choi H, Eberli D, Stevens M, Martin I, Chen IW, Shastri P
Nano-scale Engineering of Biomaterial Surfaces.
Advanced Materials, 19:4, 553 – 557, (2007) (IF 8.19)
• Eberli D, Atala A.
Tissue Engineering using Adult Stem Cells
Stem Cells, Volume 2: Adult Stem Cells by Robert Lanza and Irina Klimanskaya
Methods Enzymol. 2006;420:287-302. (IF 1.58)
• Bachmann A, Ruszat R, Forster T, Eberli D, Zimmermann M, Muller A, Gasser TC, Sulser T, Wyler S.
Retroperitoneoscopic Pyeloplasty for Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction (UPJO): Solving the Technical Difficulties.
Eur Urol. 2006 Feb;49(2):264-72 (IF 5.63)
• Eberli D, Gasser TC.
Local anesthesia for prostate biopsy
Lokalanästhesie für die Prostatabiopsie – Macht es einen Unterschied?
Urologe[B] 2002:42 404-05 (IF 0.46)
• Eberli D, Gretener H, Dommann-Scherrer C, Pestalozzi D, Fehr JL.
Review Article: Cystic Dysplasia of the Testis: A very rare pediatric Tumor of the Testis
Urol Int 2002;69:1-6. (IF 0.82)

Books

• Book:“ Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering; Cells and Biomaterials“
Edited by Eberli D
ISBN 978-953-307-663-8, Publication date: August 2011, Hard cover, 588 pages, Publisher intech
• Book:“ Tissue Engineering for Tissue and Organ Regeneration“
Edited by Eberli D
ISBN 978-953-307-688-1, InTech, 2011, Hard cover, 454 pages
• Book: “Tissue Engineering”
Edited by Eberli D
ISBN 978-953-307-079-7, 524 pages, InTech, Publishing date: March 2010
• Book: „Internetanwendungen für Urologen“ (The Internet for Urologists)
Eberli D. Kuchenbecker J.
ISBN 3-609-16086-1, Ecomed Verlag (2002)

Chapters

• Inglin R, Brügger L, Candidas D, Sulser T, Eberli D
Bioengineering of Colorectal Tissues
Tissue Engineering for Tissue and Organ Regeneration, Publisher InTec, ISBN: 978-953-307-337-8.
• Largo R, Ramakrishnan V, Ehrbar M, Plock J, Sulser T, Eberli D
Angiogenesis and Vascularity for Tissue Engineering
Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering; Cells and Biomaterials, InTec,
ISBN 978-953-307-663-8.
• Tremp M, Salemi S, Gobet R, Sulser T, Eberli D
Adipose Derived Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering Applications
Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering; Cells and Biomaterials, Publisher InTec,
• Gross O, Sulser T, Hefermehl LJ, Strebel D, Largo R, Mortezavi A, Poyet C, Eberli D, Zimmermann M,
Müller A, Michel MS, Müntener M, Seifert HH and Hermanns T
Ablative efficiency of lithium triborate laser vaporization and conventional transurethral resection of the prostate: A comparison using transrectal three-dimensional ultrasound volumetry
Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics VII, edited by N. Kollias, et al., Proceedings of SPIE
Vol. 7883, 788301 (2011)
• Eberli D, Tremp M, Hefermehl L, Sulser T, Knönagel H
The benefits of electrothermal tissue sealing systems in urological surgery
Hospital Healthcare Europe (HHE), ISBN 978-1-904471-97-4, 21-24, 2010
• Horst M, Maduri S, Gobet R, Sulser T, Eberli D
Scaffolds for the Engineering of Functional Bladder Tissues
“Tissue Engineering”, InTech, ISBN 978-953-307-079-7, 2010
• Komura M, Eberli D, Yoo JJ, Atala A
Engineering of Phalanges and Small Joints
Foundations of Regenerative Medicine – Clinical and Therapeutic Applications, ELSEVIER, 2010
(1st Edtion), ISBN: 978-0-12-375085-3
• Horst M, Madduri S, Gobet R, Sulser T, Hall H, Eberli D
Scaffold Characteristics for Functional Hollow Organ regeneration.
Advances in Biomaterials, Materials, 2010, 3, 241-263 ISSN 1996-1944
• Eberli D, Atala A.
Adult Stem Cells for Tissue Engineering Applications
Essential Stem Cell Methods, Elsevier Academic Press
ISBN-13: 9780123747419, Edited by Robert Lanza and Irina Klimanskaya (Editors), 2009
• Eberli D, Atala A.
Tissue Engineering of Bladder and Sphincter;Voiding Problems, second edition, Noción, Quito, South America, 2008
• Eberli D, Atala A.
Tissue Engineering for Reconstruction of the Urinary Tract and Treatment of Stress
Urinary Incontinence
FEMALE UROLOGY, 3rd Edition by Shlomo Raz and Larissa V. Rodriguez (Editors), 2008, W.B.Saunders, ISBN: 978-1-4160-2339-5
• Komura M, Eberli D, Yoo JJ, Atala A
Therapeutic Applications: Engineering of Phalanges and Small Joints
PRINCIPLES OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE, Edited by Anthony Atala, Robert Lanza, James A. Thomson and Robert M. Nerem, 2008 (1st Edtion)
• Eberli D, Atala A.
Urinary Prostheses
Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering,
by Gary Wnek, Gary L. Bowlin, 2006, Informa Healthcare

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