June 12, 2017 - 14:00 h

CeMMinar Claudia Kemper

CeMM Level 8, Seminar Room 

Claudia Kemper

NHLBI, NIH, Bethesda, USA 

"An unexpected force from within: the critical role of intracellular complement in Th1 immunity"

Host: Christoph Binder

Biosketch
Prof. Kemper obtained her PhD from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Hamburg, Germany in 1998. She performed her postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of John Atkinson at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis and became a faculty member of Washington University as an Instructor in Medicine and then Research Assistant Professor in 2004/2006. In 2008, Dr. Kemper joined the MRC Centre for Transplantation at King’s College London as a Senior Lecturer and was promoted to Reader in 2012 and full Professor in 2015. Dr. Kemper is a Wellcome Trust Investigator and recently moved her laboratory to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, USA as a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Complement and Inflammation Research Section. Her research programme focuses on the role of innate signals, specifically those mediated by complement activation, in the regulation of human Th1 cell responses in normal immune homeostasis and in disease states such autoimmunity and chronic infection.