Dr. Gonca Suna

Dr. Gonca Suna


2004-2010 MD, Medical study at Innsbruck Medical University, Austria, Vienna Medical University, Austria and Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany (ERASMUS)
2009-2010 Diploma thesis in Glycoimmunology at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces; Department of Biomolecular Systems in Berlin, Germany
2013- PhD student, Cardiovascular Division, King’s College London, London, UK


Previous Appointment

2007-2009 Instructor for Medical Physiology at the Medical University of Innsbruck
2011 Registrar in the Department of Internal Medicine in the University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland; Outpatient clinic for Pulmonary Hypertension
2011-2013 Registrar in the Department of Internal Medicine in Kantonsspital Baden, Switzerland; including rotations in the Emergency Department, Intermediate care and Intensive care
2013 Successfully passed the Swiss Board Examination in General Internal Medicine to attain the title as Specialist in General Internal Medicine


Awards & Prizes

2014 Best Poster award at Stratified Medicine Symposium,
London, UK
2015 Poster award at the Basic Science Summer School
of the European Society of Cardiology in
Sophia Antipolis, France
2015 Functional Genomics and Translational Biology (FGTB) International Travel Grant to the AHA Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL
2015 Conference Fund Grant of the Postgraduate School, King’s College London



1 Suna G, Wojakowski W, Lynch M, Barallobre-Barreiro J, Yin X, Mayr U, Baig F, Lu R, Fava M, Hayward R, Molenaar C, White SJ, Roleder T, Milewski K, Gasior P, Buszman PP, Buszman PE, Jahangiri M, Shanahan C, Hill JM, Mayr M. Extracellular Matrix Proteomics Reveals Interplay of Aggrecan and Aggrecanases in Vascular Remodeling of Stented Coronary Arteries. Circulation. 2018 137 : 166-183. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

2 Child N, Suna G, Dabir D, Yap ML, Rogers T, Kathirgamanathan M, Arroyo-Ucar E, Hinojar R, Mahmoud I, Young C, Wendler O, Mayr M, Sandhu B, Morton G, Muhly-Reinholz M, Dimmeler S, Nagel E, Puntmann VO. Comparison of MOLLI, shMOLLLI, and SASHA in discrimination between health and disease and relationship with histologically derived collagen volume fraction. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 19 : 768-776. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

3 Langley SR, Willeit K, Didangelos A, Matic LP, Skroblin P, Barallobre-Barreiro J, Lengquist M, Rungger G, Kapustin A, Kedenko L, Molenaar C, Lu R, Barwari T, Suna G, Yin X, Iglseder B, Paulweber B, Willeit P, Shalhoub J, Pasterkamp G, Davies AH, Monaco C, Hedin U, Shanahan CM, Willeit J, Kiechl S, Mayr M. Extracellular matrix proteomics identifies molecular signature of symptomatic carotid plaques. J Clin Invest. 2017 4 : 1546-1560. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

4 Puntmann V, Carr-White G, Jabbour A, Yu CY, Gebker R, Kelle S, Hinojar R, Doltra A, Varma N, Child N, Rogers T, Suna G, Arroyo Ucar E, Goodman B, Khan S, Dabir D, Herrmann E, Zeiher AM, Nagel E; International T1 Multicentre CMR Outcome Study. T1-Mapping and Outcome in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathy: All-Cause Mortality and Heart Failure. JACC Cardiovasc imaging. 2016 9 : 40-50. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

5 Cuello F, Shankar-Hari M, Mayr U, Yin X, Marshall M, Suna G, Willeit P, Langley SR, Jayawardhana T, Zeller T, Terblanche M, Shah AM, Mayr M. Redox-state of pentraxin 3 as a novel biomarker for resolution of inflammation and survival in sepsis. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2014 13 : 2545-2557. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

6 Suna G, Mayr M. Tracing the proteomic fingerprint of the diabetic aorta?. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2014 7 : 100-101. [Full Text] [PubMed] [DOI]

7 Suna G, Somaini U. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH) [Article in German]. Praxis. 2011 100 : 1141-1151. [PubMed] [DOI]

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