Ms. Lena Lößlein PhD-candidate
Universitätsklinikum Erlangen
Experimental Gliabiology
Neurology Department
Erlangen, Germany

Lena Lößlein is a third-year PhD candidate in the lab of Prof. Dr. Veit Rothhammer at the University Hospital Erlangen in Germany.

Lena received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg in Germany in 2018, where she worked at the lab of Prof. Rudolf Martini focussing on systemic infections as risk factor for neuroinflammation-related disease progression. She completed her Master’s degree in an elite master program in Translational Neuroscience at the Julius-Maximilians University Würzburg in 2020 working on the impact of Sialoadhesin-positive microglia on neuroinflammation-driven axon degeneration. During her academic journey, she had the opportunity to complete various internships in renowned laboratories. She gained valuable experience working in Prof. Samuel David’s laboratory at McGill University in Montreal in 2018, as well as in Dr. Wishart’s lab at the University of Edinburgh in 2019. Since January 2021, Lena joined Dr. Veit Rothhammer’s Lab as a PhD candidate in Erlangen, Germany. Her research focuses on protective factors secreted by microglia and their role in the context of autoimmune neuroinflammation.