The 2019 Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigator – Meike Dittmann, PhD

Meike Dittmann, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA 

Dr. Meike Dittmann is an Assistant Professor of Microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine. She completed her doctoral training in Molecular Medicine and Virology at the University of Ulm, Germany, where, under Dr. Thomas Mertens, she examined drug resistance patterns in cytomegalovirus infections. As a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Charles Rice at The Rockefeller University, she began her studies on innate immunity and the molecular function of interferon-stimulated genes. Her research revealed novel “effector-like” functions of pattern recognition receptors, and identified the first interferon-stimulated host effector that acts in the extracellular space and inhibits virus maturation. The Dittmann laboratory’s main goal is to answer the basic question of how interferons inhibit viruses.

Oral Presentation: Wednesday 23 October 2019 | 10:25 – 10:35 , in the Session: Type I interferons: biology and their role in disease in the Festsaal – THE ETS TRANSCRIPTION FACTOR ELF1 TRIGGERS A CRITICAL WAVE OF GENE EXPRESSION IN THE ANTIVIRAL RESPONSE TO TYPE I INTERFERON

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