Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995 – 2001
    Study of human medicine at Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary, Medical Doctor (MD) degree, summa cum laude

  • 2002 – 2003
    Research Fellow at the Institute for Biochemistry II, Medical Faculty, University of Cologne (DAAD Scholarship)

  • 2003 – 2007
    PhD student at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2007
    Doctoral promotion (Dr. rer. nat.), magna cum laude

  • 2007 – 2008
    Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Experimental Immunology, University of Bonn, Germany

  • 2008 – 2012
    Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Cancer Immunology and AIDS, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA

  • 2012
    Junior professor (W1) at the Institute of Internal Medicine II, University of Saarland, Homburg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Lukacs-Kornek V, Schuppan D. Dendritic cells in liver injury and fibrosis: Shortcomings and promises. J Hepatol. 2013 May 29. pii: S0168-8278(13)00365-6.

  • Lukacs-Kornek V., Malhotra D, Fletcher AL, Pinner S., Tayalia P., Collier A. and Turley SJ. Fibroblastic reticular cells suppress T cell proliferation through regulated release of nitric oxide Nat. Immunol. 2011 Sep 18;12(11):1096-104. doi: 10.1038/ni.2112.

  • Fletcher AL., Malhotra D., Acton SE., Lukacs-Kornek V., Bellemare-Pelletier A., Curry M., Armant M., Turley SJ., Reproducible isolation of lymph node stromal cells reveals site-dependent differences in fibroblastic reticular cells. Frontiers in Immun 2011 Sep 12;2:35.

  • Lukacs-Kornek V., Shannon J. Turley. Self-antigen presentation by dendritic cells and lymphoid stroma and its implications for autoimmunity Curr. opin. Immunol. 2011 Feb;23(1):138-45. Epub 2010 Dec 16. Review.

  • Fletcher AL, Lukacs-Kornek V., Reynoso ED, Pinner SE, Bellemare-Pelletier A, Curry MS, Collier AR, Boyd RL, Turley SJ. Lymph node fibroblastic reticular cells directly present peripheral tissue antigen under steady-state and inflammatory conditions. J Exp Med. 2010 Apr 12;207(4):689-97

  • Gonzalez SF.*, Lukacs-Kornek V.*, Kuligowski MP.*, Pitcher LA., Kim Y., Cloninger M., Degn SE., Martinez-Pomares L., Gordon S., Turley SJ., Carroll MC. Lymph node resident dendritic cells capture lymph-borne virus from the medulla and trigger the humoral response. Nat Immunol. 2010 May;11(5):427-34. * Authors contributed equally to this work

  • Semmling V.*, Lukacs-Kornek V.*, Thaiss CA, Quast T., Panzer U., Knolle PA, Kolanus W., Förster I.and Kurts C. Classical Th cell- and alternative NKT cell-licensed cross-priming are regulated by distinct chemokines Nat Immunol. 2010 Apr;11(4):313-20 * Authors contributed equally to this work

  • Gonzalez-Carmona MA., Lukacs-Kornek V., Timmerman A., Shabani S., Kornek M., Vogt A., Yildiz Y., Sievers E., Schmidt-Wolf I.GH, Caselmann H. W, Sauerbruch T. and Schmitz V. CD40L-expressing dendritic cells induce complete regression of HCC by activating innate and acquired immunity in vivo Hepatology 2008 Jul;48(1):157-68).

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • German Society of Immunology (DGFI), since 2004

  • American Association of Immunologists (AAI), since 2010

Additional qualifications

  • Language skills: Hungarian – native speaker; English – fluent in speaking and writing; German – B1 Zertifikat (Goethe Institute Boston MA, USA).


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