Kerstin Voelz

(Former)

Research interests

Fungal Pathogens

Innate Immune System

Macrophages

Host-Pathogen Interactions

Cryptococcosis 

Zygomycosis

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham

    Macrophage–cryptococcus interactions during cryptococcosis

  • Master of Biological Science, Friedrich-Schiller University Jena, Germany

Professional Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, PCAP

    2014

Willingness to take PhD students

Yes

PhD projects

Kerstin Voelz investigates how fungal pathogens circumvent and hijack innate immune responses to establish disease using a zebrafish larval model. In particular she aims to decode how fungi initiate spore germination, why the immune system sometimes fails to inhibit this process and how this can be prevented.

Dr Voelz is always interested to speak to individuals that are enthusiastic about research and who might wish to join the lab as a PhD student.