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The Immunomodulation Lab

Our group investigates the interplay between immune cells and various disease including cancer and inflammation in vivo. Our aim is to understand the mechanism that control immunity and to identify novel targets for cancer immunotherapy.

We focussing on (1) CAR t-cells and (2) neutrophile extracellular traps (NETs).

 

Pediatric Tumors are particularly immunogenic. We develop and implement cutting-edge CAR t-cell technologies to control or eliminate cancer and to modulate the immune system. In our lab we combine  and  into novel therapeutic strategies which will ultimately benefit children suffering from cancer or immune disease.

NETs confer protection against infections, but also drive inflammation and immunopathology.

The Team

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Michael Boettcher

Lab Director

Innate Immunity and CAR t-cells: NETs, Immunomodulation, Visulalisation, personalized Immunotherapy

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Julia Elrod

Senior Researcher

Innate Immunity: NETs, transplantation, burns, wound healing, microcirculation

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Richard Martel

Postdoc

Innate Immunity: NETs, NEC, CDH, ECMO, organoids

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Michaela Klinke

Researcher

Innate Immunity: NETs, adhesion formation, bariatric surgery, CDH

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Marina Niklaus

Researcher

Pediatric solid tumors: innate immunity and metastasis

Starting 2022

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Tina Trautmann

Researcher

Pediatric solid tumors: CAR t-cells, immunity, microbioma

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Ahmed Atamne

Researcher

Innate Immunity: CDH, ECMO

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Marietta Jank

Researcher

Innate Immunity: CDH, ECMO

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Martin Herrmann

Senior Advisor

Professor Martin Herrmann is Head of the Immunology Lab at Erlangen University. 

 

Innate Immunity: neutrophils, neutrophil extracellular traps

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Patrick Schlegel

Senior Advisor

Professor Patrick Schlegel is Head of Cellular Cancer Therapeutics at the Children's Hospital Westmead, University Sydney

Pediatric solid tumors: next generation CAR-T design