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The first three Clinician Scientists started the Jumpstart Program in January 2020:

Maximilian Haist

Department of Dermatology

Research project: Relevance of ß2 integrins for the function of regulatory T cells within tumors

Kevin Jan Legscha

Department of Internal Medicine III

Research project: Understanding the mechanism of action of Δ133p53α-isoform as a potential novel molecular enhancer of T-cell effector function to improve T-cell based cancer immunotherapy

Muriel Schraad

Department of Neurology

Research project: Interactions of human lymphocytes in human neuronal cultures: a platform for testing
neuroprotective drugs

The next two Clinician Scientists start the Jumpstart Program in the first quarter of 2021:

Dr. med. Simone Boedecker

Department of Internal Medicine I

Research project: Effect of physical activity on the disease activity of systemic lupus erythematosus in patients and in the lupus mouse model of MRL Faslpr Mice

Dr. med. Johannes Piepgras

Department of Neurology

Research project: Neurofilament and Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein as emerging biomarkers for antibody-mediated encephalitis


Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Stephan Grabbe
Department of Dermatology

Prof. Dr. med. Julia Weinmann-Menke
Department of Internal Medicine I


Ivonne Dietzel
Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed)