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EMBO Young Investigator

Elvira Mass

Universität, Bonn | Germany

YIP 2022–2025

Macrophages in organ development & function

My lab focuses on the ontogeny and functions of tissue-resident macrophages. Macrophages represent a founding cell type within most organ anlagen and as such most likely support organ development and functions. We are interested in delineating their contribution to homeostatic functions during organogenesis but also to disease processes, e.g. in obesity and infection in humans and mice.

Keywords: Macrophage / developmental programming / microglia / Kupffer cell / maternal obesity

Subject area(s): Cell & Tissue Architecture | Development | Immunology