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Life Science Zurich Young Scientist Network

Kristin Stirm

Kristin Stirm, Dr.

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Kristin’s research focus is on cancer immunology with a strong interest in T-cell biology, immune escape, and immunotherapies. She obtained her [M.Sc] degree in Molecular Biosciences, Major Cancer Biology at the University of Heidelberg and performed several six-months research stays abroad and in industry. She investigated the role of PD-L1 in liver cancer in the lab of Prof. Mathias Heikenwälder at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg and deciphered the role of SLAMF9 in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Her Bachelor studies in Biomedical Sciences she completed at the SciLifeLab in Stockholm, while at Roche in Penzberg she gained industrial research experience at Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development in the Department of Immunology. Her PhD Kristin received from the University of Zurich (Institute of Molecular Cancer Research, Prof. Anne Müller), where she elucidated oncogenic cytokine signalling and regulatory T-cells as novel immunotherapeutic targets for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Currently, she is a Postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich (Institute of Molecular Health Sciences, Prof. Nicola Aceto), where she investigates circulating tumor cells in lymphomagenesis. Besides science, Kristin is fascinated about sailing and nature and enjoys travelling, horseback riding, playing tennis and hiking.