Dr. Lucas Schirmer MD
Department of Neurology
Medical Faculty Mannheim
Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences
University of Heidelberg
Lucas is a physician-scientist focusing on disease mechanisms in acute and chronic neuroinflammation. He holds a Heisenberg Professorship for Translational Neurobiology at Heidelberg University and is Division Chief of Neuroimmunology at Mannheim University Medical Center.
He studied medicine in Goettingen, followed by clinical training in Neurology in Munich and postdoctoral studies in San Francisco and Cambridge.
Research in his lab combines work with experimental models and human specimens aiming at decoding and targeting molecular and cell type-specific interactions and pathways in chronic immune-mediated peripheral and central nervous system diseases.