Dr. Melanie Greter PhD
University of Zurich
Institute of Experimental Immunology
Zurich | Switzerland
Melanie Greter received her PhD at the University of Zurich from the Institute of Neuroimmunology in 2007. After her postdoctoral fellowship in Miriam Merad’s lab at the Mount-Sinai School of Medicine in New York, she moved back to Zurich to establish her own group in 2011. Since 2013, she is a SNSF (Swiss National Science Foundation) professor in the Institute of Experimental Immunology at the University of Zurich.
Her research interests lie in the development and function of macrophages in the central nervous system (CNS), which are microglia in the CNS parenchyma and macrophages residing at the borders to the CNS (meninges, choroid plexus, perivascular spaces). She is analyzing the roles of these brain macrophages in embryonic development, homeostasis and in healthy and pathological conditions.