Graham Pawelec
Graham Pawelec

Prof. Dr. Graham Pawelec

Professor of Experimental Immunology,

group leader TATI

Tel.: +49 7071 29-8 28 05

Fax: +49 7071 29-46 77

Graham.Pawelec{@}uni-tuebingen.de

David Goldeck
David Goldeck

Dr. David Goldeck

Postdoc (biol)

Tel.:  +49 7071 29-8 12 69

Fax: +49 7071 29-46 77

David.Goldeck{@}medizin.uni-tuebingen.de

Alexander Martens
Alexander Martens

Dr. Alexander Martens

Postdoc (biol)

Tel.:  +49 7071 29-8 06 39

Fax: +49 7071 29-46 77

Alexander-Martens{@}web.de

Chris Shipp
Chris Shipp

Christopher Shipp, PhD

Postdoc (biol)

Tel.: +49 7071 29-8 31 47

Fax: +49 7071 29-46 77

mrChristopherShipp{@}googlemail.com

Kilian Wistuba-Hamprecht
Kilian Wistuba-Hamprecht

Dr. Kilian Wistuba-Hamprecht

Postdoc (biol)

Tel.: +49 7071 29-8 06 50

Fax: +49 7071 29-46 77

Kilian.Wistuba-Hamprecht{@}uni-tuebingen.de

 

"Human γδ T-Cells in aging"

γδ T-cells are a small population of non-MHC-restricted lymphocytes which share characteristics of both innate and adaptive immune cells. The antigens recognized by γδ receptors remain mostly unknown, but it has been shown recently that they recognize small phosphorylated molecules as well as stress-induced surface proteins in tissues. The focus of my thesis is the investigation of age and age-related effects on human γδ T-cells. One major factor strongly influencing age-associated changes of the human immune system is a latent infection with Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Despite the common perception that life-long CMV infection is usually asymptomatic, emerging epidemiological evidence suggests that it may in fact be associated with higher mortality. Mechanisms responsible for this potentially important effect are unclear. CMV infection is known to have a large impact on the distribution of T cell phenotypes, especially the accumulation of late-stage differentiated CD8pos, as well as Vδ2negγδ T-cells, which are the main subset of γδ T-cells involved in anti-CMV immunity. Its impact on γδ T-cells in the aging context is less well-defined and is a major aspect of my thesis. ”

   

Lilly Öttinger
Lilly Öttinger

Lilly Oettinger

Medical technologist

Tel.:  +49 7071 29-8 12 69

Fax: +49 7071 29-46 77

Lilly.Oettinger{@}klinikum.uni-tuebingen.de

Nicole Janssen
Nicole Janssen

Nicole Janssen

Ph. D. student (biol)

Tel.:  +49 7071 29-8 12 69

Fax: +49 7071 29-46 77

NiciJanssen{@}googlemail.com

Visiting Scientists

Ourania Tsitsilonis
Ourania Tsitsilonis


Ourania Tsitsilonis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor in Immunology

Visiting scientist from the 

Department of Animal and Human Physiology 

Faculty of Biology
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,
Athens, Greece

rtsitsil{@}biol.uoa.gr 

Tamàs Fülöp
Tamàs Fülöp

Prof. Dr. Tamàs Fülöp

Visiting scientist from the

Service de gériatrie
Département de médecine
Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé
Université de Sherbrooke
Sherbrooke (Québec)  J1J 3H5, Canada

Tamas.Fulop{@}USherbrooke.ca

Wim Adriaensen
Wim Adriaensen

Wim Adriaensen

Visiting scientist from the

Academic Centre for General Practice – KULeuven

Institut de Recherche Santé et Société – UCLouvain

Leuven, Belgium

Kyriaki Ioannou
Kyriaki Ioannou

Kyriaki Ioannou, PhD
Visiting scientist from the
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Department of Animal & Human Physiology
Faculty of Biology

KIoannou{@}biol.uoa.gr

Julia Humes
Julia Humes

Julia Humes

Biochemistry BSc Honours student

Visiting scientist from the

Newcastle University

Tel.: +49 7071 29-8 12 06
j.humes{@}newcastle.ac.uk