Pierre-Yves von der Weid, PhDPhD in Biological Sciences Department of Biochemistry University of Geneva Switzerland
Areas of Research
The lymphatic system is composed of a dense network of lymphatic vessels, which plays a vital role in physiological processes such as tissue fluid homeostasis and transport of antigens and immune cells to and from lymphoid tissue. These functions are critically important during inflammation to minimize the associated edema and initiate the immune response. My research program is focused on the physiology of lymphatic vessels and mechanisms related to the propulsion of lymph and alteration of these functions during inflammation. We are investigating the mechanisms whereby lymphatic pumping, the means to drain lymph, is generated and how it is modulated by mechanical and chemical means in health and disease.
Working with this supervisor
Motivated students who have funding to start a graduate program (MSc or PhD) and are interested to use advanced imaging, biochemical and physiological experimental approaches to improve knowledge on the physiology of the lymphatic system and its implication in inflammatory diseases such as intestinal inflammation, lymphedema, etc… are welcome to inquire.