Associate Professor, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disorders Program
Duke-National University of Singapore Medical School
Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA
Professor for Electrolyte and Circulation Research, University Clinic Erlangen, Germany
Adjunct A/Prof A*STAR Skin Research Institute of Singapore (SRIS)
Jens Titze is a clinician-scientist. He works as an Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Singapore and atA*STAR’s Skin Research Institute of Singapore (primary affiliations), at Duke University School ofMedicine in Durham, USA, and at his Alma Mater, the University Clinical of Erlangen, Germany. Jens isan elected member of the American Society of Clinical Investigation and of the European Academy ofSciences and Arts. His research is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health, the AmericanHeart Association, the German Research Council, the Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology inGermany, and others.
His research teams work collaboratively in the clinical research and molecular physiology researchdomain. The molecular physiology projects headed by his junior research associates focus on how thekidney, the liver, skeletal muscle, the skin, and the immune system residing in the lymphaticsinterconnect into a physiological network that regulates salt and water homeostasis. The patient-oriented projects headed by his junior clinician research associates transfer these findings into clinicalpractice, relying on deep clinical phenotyping with innovative methods such as 23NaMRI imagingstudies for non-invasive detection and quantification of otherwise hidden sodium stores in humans.
This interdisciplinary science approach has resulted in new research avenues for current understandingof the underlying cause of diseases of the aging organism, such as arterial hypertension, diabetesmellitus, autoimmune disease and host defence, and muscle and bone loss.