Svenja Illien-Junger

Svenja Illien-Junger, PhD


Dr. Svenja Illien-Jünger is Assistant Professor in the Leni & Peter W. May Department of Orthopaedics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Illien-Junger's research focuses on molecular pathways to regulate cellularity of intervertebral disc. Dr. Illien-Junger's career at Mount Sinai started in 2010, when she joint the Spine Bioengineering Research Lab of Dr. James Iatridis as Postdoctoral fellow and transitioned to Instructor and Principal Investigator in 2014. In 2017, as Assistant Professor, Dr. Illien-Junger founded her lab within the Spine Bioengineering Laboratories.    Dr. Illien-Jünger graduated from the Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany with a MS in Developmental Biology and completed her PhD in Cellular and Biomedical Sciences at the AO Research Institute in Davos and the University of Bern in Switzerland under Drs. Alini, Ferguson and Ito.