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Athena Cavounidis

DPhil Student

I am a DPhil student in Holm Uhlig's lab investigating anti-microbial pathways in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). I studied Biochemistry and quickly became captivated by the field of immunology, leading me to pursue an MSc in Integrated Immunology. The complexity of IBD enthralled me and I therefore embarked upon my current DPhil project focused on a monogenic disorder that presents with IBD-like inflammation, namely Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS). HPS patients have defects in the biogenesis of lysosome-related organelles, and we are trying to identify and characterize the pathways involved in order to elucidate the etiology of IBD in these patients.

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