Gisa GeroldMS, PhD
Gisa Gerold graduated with a Diploma in Biochemistry, Physical Chemistry and Microbiology from the Eberhard Karls University of Tubingen, Germany. She received her Ph.D. in Biology and Biochemistry in the laboratory of Professor Arturo Zychlinsky at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology in Berlin, Germany in 2008. During her doctoral studies she investigated the sensing of bacteria by the innate immune system. She then moved to the Center for the Study of Hepatitis C at the Rockefeller University, New York, where she worked with Professor Charles M. Rice. She investigated various aspects of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, among others the species tropism of HCV and HCV-related animal viruses.
She further analysed the mechanistic details of HCV entry into hepatocytes. In February 2012, she joined TWINCORE and currently continues her research on HCV entry and studies innate immunity to HCV. Gisa Gerold is a recipient of postdoctoral fellowships from the German Academy of Science Leopoldina and the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) and held a grant from the German Liver Foundation.