FORA.tv Speaker - Georg Hollaender
Prof. Georg Hollaender, Ph.D., is Head of the laboratory of Pediatric Immunology at the University of Basel's Department of Biomedicine and Head of the department of research at University Children's Hospital of Basel. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Hollaender is a researcher and pediatric immunologist interested in the development and function of the immune system in health and disease. His particular scientific interests are focused on two topics: the molecular and cellular control of thymus development and function, and the damage to thymic structure and function as a consequence of bone marrow transplantation. Over the last few years, Dr. Hollaender's work has contributed to a better understanding of the molecular and cellular controls that shape the normal formation of the thymus.
With his research team he identified novel molecules and evolutionarily well-conserved signaling pathways that are intimately involved in these processes. The results from these studies form the basis to identify thymic epithelial precursor/stem cells that can be used in the future for cell replacement therapies in individuals deficient of a normal thymus function.
07.30.09 | 01:13:16 min
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