Department of Neurology
University Hospital of Freidrich Alexander University
Erlangen-Nürnberg | Germany
Veit Rothhammer, MD, is a Full Professor of Neuroimmunology at the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nuernberg in Germany.
Dr. Rothhammer received an MD degree from the University of Wuerzburg in Germany and was board certified in Neurology at the Technical University in Munich in 2013. Being a member of the research groups of Prof. Dr. Thomas Korn and Prof. Dr. Bernhard Hemmer, his research focused on the migration of T cells in autoimmune and pathogen mediated diseases of the CNS. He moved to Francisco Quintana’s lab at Harvard Medical School in 2014, where he studied the role of astrocytes in the context of CNS inflammation. In 2018, he moved back to Germany to become Attending Neurologist at the Department of Neurology at the Technical University Munich (Prof. Dr. B. Hemmer), where he established his independent research group supported by a Heisenberg fellowship (German research foundation, DFG) to study glial co-inhibitory signaling. He was awarded an ERC Starting grant in 2020 to investigate reparative glial mediators in tissue regeneration in MS and preclinical animal models. In 2020, he accepted an appointment as Full Professor of Neuroimmunology (W3) at the Department of Neurology (Chair Prof. Dr. Dr. Schwab) at Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen.His main research focus is the role of glial cells such as astrocytes and microglia in acute and chronic autoimmune inflammatory tissue damage with the goal of developing novel therapeutic strategies for hence untreatable stages of MS and potentially other neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Rothhammer is the recipient of the Helmut-Bauer Young Investigator Award, the Sobek Young Investigator Award, the Oppenheim Award as well as the Karl-Heinz-Hoffmann Award.
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