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Fridolin Franke, Dr. med. dent.

Junior Scientist at CTL

Personal Statement
I always wanted to help sick people. Initially I thought that can be best done by becoming a practicing physician. But then, during my studies, I realized how much more we need to learn in order to have better treatments and prevention of diseases. My fascination with science in general, and immunology in particular grew when I spent a year at CTL to do the experimental work for my doctoral thesis. Actually, I so much “fell in love” with the field of immunology that I decided to switch from a clinical path to the pursuit of the refinements of immune monitoring that we developed at CTL so they may benefit all those scientists aiming to develop better treatments and preventions for diseases.

Education and Training
  • 2012. Baccalaureate, High School Bergisch Gladbach, Germany
  • 2018. Graduation from School of Dentistry, Julius-Maximilians-University Wuerzburg, Germany
  • 2019. Experimental thesis work at CTL, Cleveland
  • 2021. Defense of Doctoral Thesis, “summa cum laude”, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen, Germany
  • 2021. Staff Scientist at CTL Europe
Fridolin Franke
Publications
  • Fridolin Franke, Greg A. Kirchenbaum, Stefanie Kuerten and Paul V. Lehmann. IL-21 in Conjunction with
  • Anti-CD40 and IL-4 Constitutes a Potent Polyclonal B Cell Stimulator for Monitoring Antigen-Specific
  • Memory B Cells. Cells, 2020, 9, 433.
  • Sebastian Köppert, Carla Wolf, Noémi Becza, Giuseppe A. Sautto, Fridolin Franke, Stefanie Kürten, Ted M. Ross, Paul V. Lehmann, and Greg A. Kirchenbaum. Affinity tag coating enables reliable detection of antigen-specific B cells in ImmunoSpot Assays. Cells. 2021,10:1843.