Visual Universitätsmedizin Mainz

Dr. Rossana Romero


Rossana obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Biomedical Science in the Philipps University of Marburg. During her PhD, she studied the influence of the gut microbiota on the maturation of the intestinal vascular- and immune system in order to eliminate persistent enteric infections. 

In December of 2021, she joined the Research Group of Prof. Dr. Krishnaraj Rajalingam and is planning on working on papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) organoids and tumor models.



2021 - present PostDoc, at the University medicine of the JGU Mainz

2017 - 2021 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.) in mucosal Immunology, at the Philipps University of Marburg

2014- 2016 Master of Science (M. Sc) in Biomedical Science (Major: Infection Biology) at the Philipps University of Marburg

2010 - 2014 Bachelor of Science (B. Sc) in Biomedical Science at the Philipps University of Marburg


  • Renaud E, Riegel K, Romero R, Suryamohan K, Distler U, Tenzer S, Schad A, Musholt TJ, Rajalingam K. Multiomic analysis of papillary thyroid cancers identifies BAIAP2L1-BRAF fusion and requirement of TRIM25, PDE5A and PKCδ for tumorigenesis. Mol Cancer. 2022 Oct 10;21(1):195.
  • Romero R, Zarzycka A, Preussner M, Fischer F, Hain T, Herrmann JP, Roth K, Keber CU, Suryamohan K, Raifer H, Luu M, Leister H, Bertrams W, Klein M, Shams-Eldin H, Jacob R, Mollenkopf HJ, Rajalingam K, Visekruna A, Steinhoff U. Selected commensals educate the intestinal vascular and immune system for immunocompetence. Microbiome. 2022 Sep 28;10(1):158.