Title: Skin T cells in lockdown – regulation of human T cell tissue residency
Date: Friday 12 May 2023
Time: 13.40-14.10 JPN
Christina Zielinski is the Chair of the Department of Infection Immunology at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology and the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. She studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), at Harvard University (USA) and Duke University (USA). Her MD thesis research was performed at Yale University as a scholar of the German National Merit Foundation where she focused on the role of T cells in the pathogenesis of lupus erythematosus. Christina performed her postdoctoral training as a scholar of the German Research Foundation in the lab of Federica Sallusto in Switzerland where she deciphered the regulatory cues that drive distinct functionalities of human Th17 cells. She then started her own research group as a Clinician Scientist at the Department of Dermatology at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin. Christina Zielinski also completed her clinical specialization in dermatology and allergology at the University of Tübingen and the Charité-University Medicine in Berlin. In 2015, Christina was appointed professor at the German Center for Infection Research at the Technical University of Munich. Since 2021, she has been the Chair of Infection Immunology at the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology and the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, where she will continue to work on the regulation of human T cells and their translational impact in autoimmunity, infections, and cancer.