Physics of Parasitism

Sebastian Rausch

Institute of Immunology

Centre for Infection Medicine, Veterinary Medicine,
Freie Universität Berlin



Sebastian Rausch

2018                   Tenured position, Freie Universität Berlin

Since 2012        Group leader “Adaptive immunity to parasite infections”, Freie Universität Berlin          

2008-2012         Postdoctoral associate, Parasite Immunology, Humboldt-University of Berlin

2004-2008         PhD student at the Institute of Molecular Parasitology, Humboldt-University of Berlin

Research synopsis

Sebastian Rausch has longstanding experience in the analysis of host immune responses to parasite infections. One main focus of his work is the analysis of the host-parasite interactions in Giardia muris infections. He also works on intestinal nematode infections, and is particularly interested in determining the effects of co-infections with different parasites on the host. Another area of research he is involved with is the heterogeneity in adaptive immune responses depending on age, microbiome, and genetic background.

This study is Project 13 of the SPP 2332 PoP.