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Claudia Gravekamp

Claudia Gravekamp

Claudia Gravekamp
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Claudia Gravekamp, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She received her PhD in 1988 in the field of Tumor Immunology at the Erasmus University in Leiden, The Netherlands. From 1987-1993, she served as head of the Laboratory for Leptosirosis at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1993, she started as a Research Fellow in Medicine of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and became an Instructor in Medicine in 1995 until 1998. From 1998 to 2006, she was an Associate member in the Department of Drugs Development of the Cancer Therapy and Research Center as well as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, both in San Antonio, TX. From 2006-2008, she was a Scientist at the California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute in San Francisco, CA. With her research team she has developed novel DNA- and Listeria-based cancer vaccines and studied their efficacy in preclinical models at young and old age. She has published 46 scientific articles. She is serving as a member of the Editorial Board Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, and is Ad-hoc reviewer for various scientific journals (Cancer Immunology Immunotherapy, Clinical Cancer Research, Cellular Immunology, Transplantation Infectious Disease, Biogerontology).

Research Interest

CD8+ T cell biology, vaccination, ENU mutagenesis, cross-talk innate / adaptive immunity, Toll-like receptor signaling, inflammation.