The Philipp Niethammer Lab

Pictured: The Niethammer Lab (2017)

To heal and regenerate, tissues must “know” that they are injured. How wound detection occurs is unclear. If it malfunctions, infection, allergic disease, sterile inflammation, and fibrosis, or cancer may result. What are the first cues that unleash rapid inflammatory and healing responses after injury? We study the elusive Signal 0 of wound detection. We hope that this ultimately will enable us to stop vicious auto-inflammatory circles at the doorstep, or to turn immune cells against tumors.

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Pictured: Philipp Niethammer

Philipp Niethammer, PhD

Associate Professor

Research Focus

Cell biologist Philipp Niethammer investigates tissue damage responses with advanced imaging approaches in zebrafish.

Education

PhD, European Molecular Biology Laboratories & Hamburg University, Germany

Selected Achievements

  • Dorsett L. Spurgeon Distinguished Research Award (2009)
  • Louis Gerstner Young Investigator (2012)
  • American Asthma Foundation Scholar (2014)
  • Louise and Allston Boyer Young Investigator Award (2018)