Stephan Kaeser, Ph.D.

Group Leader, University of Tübingen

Stephan Kaeser, Ph.D.,  studied Biology and Neuroscience at the University of Basel, Switzerland. For his Ph.D., he joined the lab of Prof. Mathias Jucker at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research at the University of Tübingen. He currently heads the group of ‘Molecular Biomarkers’ in the department of ‘Cellular Neurology‘ at the Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and the German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Tübingen, Germany. His major research focus is on the characterization and interpretation of molecular biomarker changes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological disorders using a translational approach. To this end, he developed a refined and now standardized method for collecting mouse cerebrospinal fluid and blood ensuring highest sample quality with maximum yield. He established a mouse biobank containing a large set of ready-to-use tissue and fluid biosamples from various disease models at different ages. He also generated several highly sensitive immunoassays for the assessment and validation of novel biomarker candidates

Funded Research

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