Henrike Grosshans studied medicine at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg and completed clinical traineeships at Yale New Haven Hospital, the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Hospital in Munich and in Zurich. Curious about basic science and intracellular calcium signaling, she spent one year at Yale University (New Haven, USA) as a research fellow in Professor Ehrlich´s laboratory. For her MD thesis, she investigated the role of the interferon-stimulated gene Apolipoprotein L6 in mediating viral defense and cell death at the INIMS (Hamburg, Germany). During her studies she was a scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. In 2023, she began her residency at the Department of Neurology at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE). As a clinician scientist at the INIMS she is eager to further investigate neuronal defense mechanisms against viral infections and to contribute to a better understanding of inflammation-induced neurodegeneration.  

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