U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Barbara Rehermann
 

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Tel: 301-402-7144
Email: barbarar@intra.niddk.nih.gov
 

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  • Chief and Senior InvestigatorImmunology Section, Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK, NIH2004-present
  • HabilitationPrivatdozent of Immunology, Medizinische Hochschule1999
  • Head and Tenure-Track InvestigatorImmunology Section, Liver Diseases Branch, NIDDK, NIH1998-2004
  • HabilitationPrivatdozent of Immunology, Medizinische Hochschule, 1999Clinical Fellow and Independently Funded Investigator, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medizinische Hochschule1998
  • Postdoctoral Research AssociateLaboratory of Dr. Francis V. Chisari, The Scripps Research Institute1993-1995
  • Medical Intern and ResidentDepartment of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology, Medizinische Hochschule1993
  • M.D.Medizinische Hochschule1991
 

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Barbara Rehermann, M.D.

Section Chief, Liver Diseases BranchImmunology Section
Specialties
  • Clinical Research
  • Hepatology and Gastroenterology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

Research in Plain Language

My research focuses on the body’s immune response to viruses that infect the liver.  Using blood and liver biopsy samples from infected patients, my laboratory studies the response of the infected cells themselves and the innate and adaptive immune cells that are called to the site of infection.  We also analyze the mechanisms that viruses use as a means to escape from immune responses, and the biological processes that result from chronic triggering of the immune response if the viruses persist.