Immune Aging and Chronic Infections
I have always been fascinated by the complexity of the interactions between viral pathogens and their hosts and the intellectual challenge posed in understanding the various facets of their interplay.
Born in Croatia, Luka Cicin-Sain studied medicine at the University of Rijeka, his hometown. In 1996, he received his M.D. After that he studied biomedicine and spent a year as a research fellow at the Lund university in Sweden. In 2001, he passed the Croatian state exam in human medicine in Zagreb.
While working as a physician he was fascinated with biology. Until 2004 he worked at the Max von Pettenkofer Institute for Hygiene and Medical Microbiology in Munich. In 2004, he finished his Master of Science in biomedicine at the University of Rijeka, followed by his Ph.D. in 2006.
After a five year stay as a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently a research assistant professor at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Insitute of the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, USA he came to HZI in 2010 to work as a young investigator, leading the junior research group "Immune senescence and Chronic Infections". Since July 2016 he is leading the research group "Immune Aging and Chronic Infections".
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- Immunologischer Altersstarrsinn – Wie unser Immunsystem im Laufe des Lebens seine Anpassungsfähigkeit einbüßt Mit uns wird auch unser Immunsystem immer älter und schwächer. Unsere Lebenserwartung steigt, das Immunsystem altert aber deswegen nicht langsamer. Die Folge: Wir werden häufiger und schwerer krank. Welche Faktoren unser Immunsystem altern lassen, untersucht Luka Cicin-Sain am Helmholtz-Zentrum für Infektionsforschung (HZI). Folgen Sie dem Forscher ins Zelllabor und hören Sie, wie er einen Weg sucht, um das Altern des Immunsystems aufzuhalten…