The research program of the Immunology Section covers two areas: 1. We study innate and adaptive immune responses to viral infections, in particular infections of the liver, to better understand the pathogenesis of the disease and to develop vaccines and effective antiviral therapies. 2. We evaluate how hepatic and systemic immune responses are regulated by the gastrointestinal microbiome.
Dr. Hild received his M.D. from the University of Münster, Germany in November 2015 with a dissertation on migration and chemotaxis of pancreatic stellate cells. After clinical residency in the Department of Transplantation Medicine at the University of Muenster, Germany he joined the Immunology Section in 2018 to study the effect of the gut microbiome on disease activity and progression in inflammatory liver diseases.