Principal Investigator, Biophysical Immunology Group
I am a physicist by training with strong interest in the physical functioning of biological systems. My research at the interface of physics, biology, and immunology combines theoretical and experimental concepts to study the impact of a vital cytoskeleton in immunity. Having had a steep transition from theoretical physics to cell bio-immunity, my research aims to join state of art imaging modes and computation analysis methods to address the most challenging biomedical research questions from a bio-physical perspective: We are taking highly interdisciplinary approaches to investigate cytoskeleton-driven cellular processes in immunity and disease.
BSc (2003-2006) in Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Saarbrücken, Germany.
BSc (2003-2006) in Physics, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Saarbrücken, Germany.
MSc (2006-2008), Karsten Kruse, Theoretical Physics, University of Saarbrücken, Germany.
PhD (2008-2012), Guillaume Charras, Experimental Physics and Biology, University College London, UK.
Postdoc (2013-present), Christian Eggeling, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK.
Visiting Researcher (2015-2016), Eric Betzig, Janelia Farm, Howard Hugh Medical Institute, USA.
Principal Investigator (2016-Present), Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford, UK and Kennedy Institute for Rheumatology, University of Oxford, UK.
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