Kai Schlepckow, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE),  Munich

Dr. Kai Schlepckow studied Biochemistry and completed his Ph.D. at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany with a focus on developing nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods for the study of protein folding. He then received postdoctoral training at the same institute investigating the molecular mechanism of prion protein oligomerization. As a senior postdoc in the group of Christian Haass at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Munich, Germany he now devotes his time to the development of therapeutic anti-TREM2 antibodies.

To learn more about the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, visit www.dzne.de.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Schlepckow, K., Kleinberger, G., Fukumori, A., Feederle, R., Lichtenthaler, S. F., Steiner, H., & Haass, C. An Alzheimer-associated TREM2 variant occurs at the ADAM cleavage site and affects shedding and phagocytic function., EMBO Molecular Medicine, August 30, 2017, Read More