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Prof. Dr. Björn Lillemeier


Prof. Dr.
Björn Lillemeier

Institute of Biology III

Group: Molecular Immunology

Phone: +49 (0)761 203-97161



Focus of Research

  • Immunology
  • Signal Transduction
  • Immunotherapy


  • Since 2020 Professor, Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
  • 2016-2020 Associate Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies La Jolla, USA
  • 2010-2016 Assistant Professor, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, USA
  • 2002-2009 Postdoctoral Research, Laboratory of Mark M. Davis, Stanford University, Stanford, USA
  • 1997-2001 Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Laboratory of Ian M. Kerr, Cancer Research UK and University College, London, UK
  • 1991-1997 Study of Biochemistry, Free University Berlin, Germany and Cancer Research UK London, UK

Selected publications

  • Katz Z.B., Novotná L., Blount A., Lillemeier B.F. (2017). A cycle of kinase activation and release at the T-cell receptor amplifies and disperses antigenic stimuli. Nature Immunology Jan;18(1):86-95.
  • Hu Y.S., Cang H., Lillemeier B.F. (2016). Superresolution imaging reveals nanometer- and micrometer-scale spatial distributions of T-cell receptors in lymph nodes. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA. Jun 28;113(26):7201-6.
  • Klammt C., Novotná L., Li D.T., Wolf M., Blount A., Zhang K., Fitchett J.R., Lillemeier B.F. (2015). T cell receptor dwell times control the kinase activity of Zap70. Nature Immunology Sep;16(9):961-9.
  • Lillemeier B.F., Mörtelmaier M.A., Forstner M.B., Huppa J.B., Groves J.T., Davis M.M. (2010). TCR and LAT are expressed on separate protein islands onT cell membranes and concatenate during activation. Nature Immunology. 11(1):90-96.
  • Lillemeier B.F., Pfeiffer J.R., Surviladze Z., Wilson B.S., Davis M.M. (2006). Plasma membrane-associated proteins are clustered into islands attached to the cytoskeleton. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences USA. 103(50):18992-7.


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