Professor Reinhard E. Voll, MD

Professor Reinhard E. Voll, MD

University Medical Center, University of Freiburg,

Reinhard Voll is Medical Director of the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Professor Voll received his MD degree from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. After completing his MD thesis, which was focused on regulatory proteins of HIV-1, he continued research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck Research Groups for Rheumatology, University Hospital Erlangen. In 1996 he received a fellowship from the German Research Society (DFG) to investigate the transcription factor NF-κB in lymphocytes in the laboratory of Dr. Sankar Ghosh, Section of Immunobiology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA. In 1999 he returned to the University Hospital Erlangen, Germany, to complete his clinical training in internal medicine (2004) and rheumatology (2006). From 2003 to 2009 he was Head of the “IZKF Young Investigator Research Group N2” at the Interdisciplinary Center for Clinical Research Erlangen. He served as senior attending physician at the Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Erlangen for 6 years until he became Chair of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology at the University Medical Center Freiburg.

Professor Voll’s main research interests are the immunopathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus, plasma cell biology and plasma cell-targeted therapies. Other projects in his laboratory investigate cell type-selective interference with intracellular signaling pathways using the sneaking ligand approach.

Professor Voll has published more than 130 papers in peer reviewed journals including Nature and Nature Medicine.


Grants/Research Support: BMS; Pfizer; Roche
Meeting Honorarium/Expenses: Abbott; BMS; GSK; Novartis; Pfizer; Roche

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