Marc Swidergall, Ph.D.
Dr. Swidergall is Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Investigator at The Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He earned undergraduate degrees in Biology and Microbiology, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Mycology in 2015 from the Heinrich-Heine-University in Dusseldorf, Germany. Dr. Swidergall completed a fellowship in Medical Mycology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His research advances the understanding of immune responses during invasive and mucosal fungal infections. Dr. Swidergall’s goal is to develop a detailed mechanistic understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of innate and adaptive immunity against fungal pathogens with an aim to devise novel strategies to supplement the current antifungal drug treatment. He has co-authored over 20 peer-reviewed research papers, book chapters and review articles and serves as reviewer for peer-reviewed journals. He received a Young Investigator award from the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology in 2014, and was awarded a prestigious Career Development Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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