Philipp Starkl, PhDPostdoctoral Fellow
Medical University of Vienna, Dept. of Medicine 1, Laboratory of Infection Biology
CeMM, Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Waehringer Guertel 18-20
1090 Vienna, Austria
I am an Austrian native and studied molecular biology at the University of Vienna and obtained my PhD in immunology from the Medical University of Vienna.
Having a long-standing interest in mast cell biology and mechanisms of type 2 immune responses, I moved to Stanford University to join the lab of Steve Galli for a Postdoc. During this phase, I investigated the functions of IgE effector mechanisms in acquired host resistance against venoms. With my return to the Medical University of Vienna in Summer 2015, I became a member of the lab of Sylvia Knapp where I combine my primary research interests related to functions of type 2 immune effector components in host defense and disease.
I am very grateful for this opportunity to actively shape and support the development of the exciting topic of infections and allergy during the next two years within EAACI. I am looking forward to get involved in the JM activities and to contribute my part in order to maintain and further strengthen the communication and collaboration between the different interest groups and to promote education of JMs in infections and allergy.