Technical University of Munich,
Germany

Tentative title: Functional dissection of gene networks that control human regulatory T cell identity

Kathrin Schumann’s research is focused on human immune cell engineering. She uses innovative CRISPR technology to ablate or modify genetic regions in human T cells in order to characterize their role in cellular function and stability. Professor Schumann studied biochemistry at the University of Tübingen and obtained her PhD at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried. After a research stay at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Basel, she continued her research at the University of California, San Francisco. While working in the laboratories of Alex Marson and Jeffrey Bluestone, she developed CRISPR technologies for the engineering of primary human T cells. In May 2018, she was appointed as Assistant Professor for “Engineering Immune Cells for Therapy” at TUM School of Medicine.