Björn Lillemeier

Associate Professor
NOMIS Center for Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis
Waitt Advanced Biophotonics Center

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Videos

Videos


New insight into how the immune system sounds the alarm

T cells are the guardians of our bodies: they constantly search for harmful invaders and diseased cells, ready to swarm and kill off any threats. A better understanding of these watchful sentries could allow scientists to boost the immune response against evasive dangers (e.g., cancer or infections), or to silence it when it mistakenly attacks the body itself (e.g., autoimmune disorders or allergies). Read more »


Education

Undergraduate Degree in Biochemistry, Free University Berlin and Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now Cancer Research UK)
MS, Biochemistry, Free University Berlin and Imperial Cancer Research Fund
PhD, Biochemistry, Imperial Cancer Research Fund and University College London
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University


Awards & Honors

  • Helen McLoraine Developmental Chair, 2013
  • NIH Director's New Innovator Award, 2012
  • Rudolph and Sletten Developmental Chair, 2010
  • Human Frontier Science Program Fellowship, 2002
  • Böhringer Ingelheim Fonds Scholarship, 1997
  • Dr. Carl Duisberg Stiftung Scholarship, 1996