Members of the Institute for Molecular Medicine (September 2019)


Boettcher, Lydia

Office

Phone number: 069-6301-87860


Born, Christina

 

Laboratory Manager

Prior to joining the lab of Alexander Steinle at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in February 2010, Christina Born completed a professional apprenticeship as biological technician at Sanofi-Aventis, Frankfurt. Beside her work as TA at the IMM she did a distance study at the University of Mainz (Molecular Biology). In 2013, she obtained her certificate as a graduated laboratory technician (IHK, Darmstadt). Christina did her Bachelor thesis at the Institute for Molecular Medicine working on the generation of monoclonal antibody specific for the human skin-associated immunoreceptor KACL in 2015. Since then she works as Laboratory Manager in the group of Alexander Steinle.

Phone number: 069-6301-87862


Grewers, Zoe

 

Doctoral Student

Phone number: 069-6301-85868


Heller, Julian

 

Doctoral Student

Julian Heller studied Molecular Medicine (M.Sc.) in Frankfurt on Main. After finishing his master thesis on Ataxia telangiectasia he joined the laboratory of Prof. Steinle in July 2019. Since then he investigates the expression and function of the NKC-encoded C-type lectin-like receptor NKp65 as well as interaction with its cognate ligand KACL.

Phone number: 069-6301-87863


Häusler, Julia

 

Technical Assistant

Phone number: 069-6301-85868


Andreas

Krueger, Andreas

Associate Professor

Andreas studied Biochemistry in Hannover prior to moving to the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg, Germany, where he investigated the molecular mechanism of T cell death to complete his PhD thesis. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA, he discovered his passion for the early events during the life of an emerging T cell, which have become the focus of his research ever since. Between 2007 and 2015 he was first Emmy-Noether Research Group Leader and later Associate Professor for Regenerative Immunology at the Institute of Immunology and the Cluster of Excellence REBIRTH at Hannover Medical School, Germany. There, he started to investigate the role of non-coding RNAs during T cell development and focused on spatio-temporal dynamics of pre-thymic and intra-thymic steps of T cell formation in health and disease. Since November 2015 Andreas continues his work as Associate Professor for Molecular Immunology at the Institute for Molecular Medicine.

Phone number: 069-6301-87861


Kunze-Schumacher, Heike

 

Doctoral Student

Heike Kunze-Schumacher completed a professional apprenticeship as medical technical assistant at Hannover Medical School in 2010. Subsequently, she joined the research and development department at the Institute for Transfusion Medicine and investigated various aspects of antigen recruitment and presentation through MHC class I molecules. In 2011, beside her employment as MTA, she started to study Biology at Leibniz University Hannover and obtained her bachelor's degree in 2014. Since her bachelor thesis at the Institute for Transfusion Medicine at Hannover Medical School she was focusing on HLA-mediated drug hypersensitivity. In 2016, she completed the master degree program Animal Biology and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover. In September 2016, Heike joined the group of Andreas Krueger at the Institute for Molecular Medicine for her doctoral thesis.

Phone number: 069-6301-85868


Kuschinski, Kristine

 

Office/Coordination Master Program

Phone number: 069-6301-87860


Lazarova, Mariya


 

Doctoral Student

Mariya Lazarova studied Biochemistry at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. During her Master studies she focused on Tumorbiology, Immunology and Biophysical Chemistry and obtained her Master in November 2017. During her Master-Thesis she worked in the group of Prof. Volker Dötsch at the Goethe University and focused on the cell-free expression and NMR investigation of G-protein coupled receptors. She joined the group of Prof. Alexander Steinle and started working on her PhD thesis in Juli 2018.

Phone number: 069-6301-87863


Liptáková, Veronika

Doctoral Student

Veronika graduated from the University of Pavol Jozef Safarik in Kosice, Slovakia in the master study programme of Genetics and Molecular Cytology. She joined the research group of Prof. Alexander Steinle to study NKG2D ligand MICA and more specifically Antibody-mediated inhibition of MICA shedding for tumor therapy.

Phone number: 069-6301-87863

Steinle, Alexander

Director

Phone numbers:

069-6301-3700

069-6301-87860

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Verheyden, Nikita

Doctoral Student

Nikita studied biochemistry in Tübingen and Halle (Saale) from 2009-2016. During his master’s thesis in the lab of Michael Kobor at the CMMT in Vancouver he investigated gene regulation, long non-coding RNAs and epigenetics. He started his Ph.D. thesis in the lab of Andreas Krueger in 2017 and is currently investigating miR-181s role in thymocyte development as well as general miRNA targeting rules in a genome-wide approach.

Phone number: 069-6301-85868