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MHRP Welcomes Dr. Hendrik Streeck
MHRP announces the appointment of Dr. Hendrik Streeck as Section Chief for cellular immunology beginning September 10, 2012. Dr. Streek currently serves as a Faculty Member of the Ragon Institute, Assistant Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Immunologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Streeck will spearhead a new strategic focus on T-cell immunology, especially in terms of CD4+ T-cells as well as CD8+ T-cells and the exciting new area of T follicular helper cells, which are a bridge between the cellular and humoral arms of the immune system.
Dr. Streeck received his medical training at Charite University, Berlin, Germany and his PhD from Friedrich-Wilhelm University, Bonn, Germany. He compelted his postdoctoral fellowship on HIV-specific CD8+ T cell responses in acute infection and characterized changes in CD8+ T cell functionality and immunodominance patterns in the context of antigen load and viral escape.