An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Silke Lindner, Ph.D.

Role: Staff Scientist
Silke Lindner began her biology studies at the Technical University in Darmstadt before she relocated to Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany to complete her Ph.D. in the field of apoptosis at the Albert-Ludwigs-University. The research conducted in the laboratories of Dr. Ulrich Maurer and Prof. Christoph Borner focused on the impact of cell death signaling and survival in cancer as well as the immune system. She followed up with her research in the “Developmental Immunology” groups of Prof. Andreas Villunger and Dr. Sebastian Herzog at the Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. The main focus of Lindner’s work was to decipher the role of the noncoding RNAs, microRNAs, in haematopoiesis and in detail early B cell development, as well as in cancer development.
Besides deepening her knowledge in the tumor immunology field, Lindner is eager to acquire technical expertise in cross-discipline techniques and extend her scientific profile toward benign and malignant hematopoietic stem cells.