Dr. Raymond Reif

Head of the junior research group

Visualizing Toxicology

Phone: +49 / 231 1084 275

Curriculum Vitae:

  • since 2009 scientific fellow at IfADo
  • 2014 guest stay at Jefferson University Philadelphia (Prof. Jan Hoek and Prof. György Hajnóczky)
  • 2008 Institute for Pharmaceutics and Toxicology, University Zürich
  • 2007 PhD at the Institute for Biochemie, University Zürich
  • 2001 licensure as pharmacist
  • study of pharmaceutics, University Marburg

Research topics:

  • intravitale microscopy
  • molecular mechanism of drug detoxification metabolism
  • intracellular protein transport


  • Leist, M.; Ghallab, A.; Marchan, R.; Godoy, P.; Reif, R.; van Thriel, C.; Cadenas, C.; Hengstler, J. G.: Adverse outcome pathways: opportunities, limitations and open questions
    Arch. Toxicol. 91: 3477-3505 (2017)
    I am interested in this work
  • Jansen, P. L.; Ghallab, A.; Vartak, N.; Reif, R.; Schaap, F. G.; Hampe, J.; Hengstler, J. G.: The ascending pathophysiology of cholestatic liver disease
    Hepatology 65: 722-738 (2017)
    I am interested in this work
  • Reif, R.; Ghallab, A.; Beattie, L.; Günther, G.; Kuepfer, L.; Kaye, P. M.; Hengstler, J. G.: In vivo imaging of systemic transport and elimination of xenobiotics and endogenous molecules in mice
    Arch. Toxicol. 91: 1335-1352 (2017)
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  • Reif, R.; Adawy, A.; Vartak, N.; Schröder, J.; Günther, G.; Ghallab, A.; Schmidt, M.; Hengstler, J. G.: Activated ErbB3 translocates to the nucleus via clathrin-independent endocytosis, which is associated with proliferating cells
    J. Biol. Chem. 291: 3837-3847 (2016)
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  • Ghallab, A.; Celliere, G.; Henkel, S. G.; Godoy, P.; Blaszkewicz, M.; Reif, R.; Marchan, R.; Hengstler, J. G.: Model-guided identification of a therapeutic strategy to reduce hyperammonemia in liver diseases
    J. Hepatol. 64: 860-871 (2016)
    I am interested in this work
  • Godoy, P.; Widera, A.; Schmidt-Heck, W.; Campos, G.; Cadenas, C.; Reif, R.; Marchan, R.; Hengstler, J. G.: Gene network activity in cultivated primary hepatocytes is highly similar to diseased mammalian liver tissue
    Arch. Toxicol. 90: 2513-2529 (2016)
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  • Arbo, M. D.; Melega, S.; Stöber, R.; Schug, M.; Godoy, P.; Reif, R.; Cadenas, C.; Hengstler, J. G.: Hepatotoxicity of piperazine designer drugs: up-regulation of key enzymes of cholesterol and lipid biosynthesis
    Arch. Toxicol. 90: 3045-3060 (2016)
    I am interested in this work
  • Reif, R.; Karlsson, J.; Günther, G.; Wrangborg, D.; Hammad, S.; Begher-Tibbe, B.; Vartak, A.; Hengstler, J. G.: Bile canalicular dynamics in hepatocyte sandwich cultures
    Arch. Toxicol. 89: 1861-1870 (2015)
    I am interested in this work
  • Hammad, S.; von Recklinghausen, I.; Begher-Tibbe, B.; Reif, R.; Godoy, P.; Golka, K.; Marchan, R.; Hengstler, J. G.: Protocols for staining of bile canalicular and sinusoidal networks of human, mouse and pig livers, three-dimensional reconstruction and quantification of tissue microarchitecture by image processing and analysis
    Arch. Toxicol. 88: 1161-1183 (2014)
    I am interested in this work
  • Grinberg, M.; Stöber, R. M.; Edlund, K.; Rempel, E.; Godoy, P.; Reif, R.; Widera, A.; Hengstler, J. G.: Toxicogenomics directory of chemically exposed human hepatocytes
    Arch. Toxicol. 88: 2261-2287 (2014)
    I am interested in this work