Christoph Schneider, PhD
Institution of Physiology
University of Zurich
Christoph Schneider is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Physiology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. from the ETH Zurich. There he studied the development and function of alveolar macrophages with Prof. Manfred Kopf. He discovered mechanisms by which the tissue niche locally imprints a tissue-specific macrophage identity during development, and he pioneered a method for the reconstitution of alveolar macrophages. Dr. Schneider did his postdoctoral training with Prof. Richard Locksley at the University of California, San Francisco, which was supported by SNSF Postdoc Mobility Fellowships. He studied the ontogeny of ILC2s in homeostasis and following helminth infection, and he identified the metabolite succinate as a protist-derived luminal ligand triggering tuft cell chemosensation and IL-25. The Schneider Lab continues to study mechanisms of tissue–immune crosstalk at mucosal barriers. His group recently identified alveolar epithelial type 2 cells as the critical source of GM-CSF for the development, maturation and maintenance of alveolar macrophages. Dr. Schneider received numerous awards including the Du Bois-Reymond award of the German Physiological Society, an SNSF Eccellenza Grant, and the Peter Hans Hofschneider Professorship of Molecular Medicine.
Oral Presentation at Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting: GM-CSF-MEDIATED LUNG MYELOID CELL–NICHE CROSSTALK IN DEVELOPMENT AND HOMEOSTASIS
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