Current Members of the Geuking Lab

Dr. Markus Geuking, PhD

Dr. Markus Geuking is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary's Cumming School of Medicine. He is a member of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases as well as of the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. Dr. Geuking obtained his PhD in Immunology from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (Switzerland) where he worked in the lab of Nobel Prize Laureate Prof. Rolf Zinkernagel. He started to work on host-microbial immune interactions using germ-free and gnotobiotic models during his postdoctoral studies at McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada). He then continued this work as a research associate at the University of Bern (Switzerland) before joining the University of Calgary in 2016.

Markus Geuking has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Science and Immunity. He received the AbbVie IBD Grant (2015), Lutz Zwillenberg Award (2012), and Swiss National Science Foundation Ambizione Grant (2010).

Mike Dicay, Lab Manager

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Dr. Regula Burkhard, Postdoc

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Mia Koegler, MSc student

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Fernanda Terra, MSc Exchange student

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Noah Cooke, Honor's student

Noah is undertaking his Bachelor of Health Sciences Honors Thesis in the Geuking Lab, after completing an Alberta Innovates summer studentship in 2018. Noah is investigating whether outer membrane vesicles (OMVs) produced by commensal microbes can induce differentiation of CD4+ T cells. These nanoscale vesicles can function as vaccine platforms. Understanding how OMVs modulate T cell fate may allow for reprogramming of the CD4+ T cell compartment in autoimmune conditions. Outside of the lab, Noah enjoys cross-country skiing, running, hiking, cooking, and reading up on international relations.

Annie Zhan, BSc student

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