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Christiane Desel

Senior Postdoctoral Fellow

My Research

My research is focussed on identification of disease causing pathways and the role of MS susceptibility variants with an emphasis on non-immune cell mediated mechanisms. I am also involved in international collaborations to explore novel cutting edge technology in order to elucidate disease progression and neuroinflammation.

About me

I have a long-standing interest in cellular immunology, especially on how adaptive immune responses are generated upon activation of innate immune cells.
I obtained my PhD at the Max-Planck Institute for Infection Biology with Prof. S.H.E. Kaufmann in Berlin, Germany where I analyzed vaccine-induced antigen-specific T cell responses in the lung.
I then worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher with Prof. R. Lang at the Institute for Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene at the University Hospital Erlangen, Germany. There I characterized glycolipid-mediated activation of the C-type lectin receptor Mincle, for which I was awarded a young investigators ELAN grant from the University Hospital Erlangen in 2013.

I joined Professor Lars Fugger's group in 2014 and am now working as a senior postdoctoral scientist.

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