Innate Immune System
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
Macrophage–cryptococcus interactions during cryptococcosis
Master of Biological Science, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, PCAP2014
Willingness to take PhD students
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.