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Curriculum Vitae



2001 – 2005

Medical thesis (Charité/German Rheumatism Research Center)

2001 – 2004

Medical School of the Charité - University Medical Center Berlin

2000 – 2001

Medical School of the University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

1997 – 2000

Medical School of the Philipps University Marburg


Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, Bonn



Professional Experience

Since 2010

Attending Physician in Neurology; University Medical Center Mainz


Clinical scientist and resident in Neurology working on CNS dynamics in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis; Cecilie Vogt Clinic, Charité - University Medical Center Berlin (Clinical focus: Multiple Sclerosis/autoimmune inflammatory CNS diseases)


Clinical resident in Neurology in the Auguste-Viktoria-Klinikum Berlin



Young Researcher’s Award of the multiple sclerosis international federation (MSIF)


Siffrin, V., H. Radbruch, R. Glumm, R. Niesner, M. Paterka, J. Herz, T. Leuenberger, S. M. Lehmann, S. Luenstedt, J. L. Rinnenthal, G. Laube, H. Luche, S. Lehnardt, H. Fehling, O. Griesbeck, and F. Zipp. 2010. In vivo imaging of partially reversible th17 cell-induced neuronal dysfunction in the course of encephalomyelitis. Immunity 33: 424-436.

Herz, J., V. Siffrin, A. E. Hauser, A. U. Brandt, T. Leuenberger, H. Radbruch, F. Zipp, and R. A. Niesner. 2010. Expanding two-photon intravital microscopy to the infrared by means of optical parametric oscillator. Biophys. J 98: 715-723. equally contributing first author

Siffrin, V., A. U. Brandt, H. Radbruch, J. Herz, N. Boldakowa, T. Leuenberger, J. Werr, A. Hahner, U. Schulze-Topphoff, R. Nitsch, and F. Zipp. 2009. Differential immune cell dynamics in the CNS cause CD4+ T cell compartmentalization. Brain 132: 1247-1258.

Nogai, A., V. Siffrin, K. Bonhagen, C. F. Pfueller, T. Hohnstein, R. Volkmer-Engert, W. Brück, C. Stadelmann, and T. Kamradt. 2005. Lipopolysaccharide injection induces relapses of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis in nontransgenic mice via bystander activation of autoreactive CD4+ cells. J. Immunol 175: 959-966. equally contributing first author

Siffrin, V., J. Vogt, H. Radbruch, R. Nitsch, and F. Zipp. 2010. Multiple sclerosis - candidate mechanisms underlying CNS atrophy. Trends Neurosci 33: 202-210.
Siffrin, V., A. U. Brandt, J. Herz, and F. Zipp. 2007. New insights into adaptive immunity in chronic neuroinflammation. Adv. Immunol 96: 1-40.