Immunology of Aging

What we do

We focus on mechanisms of the generation and regeneration of blood cells (hematopoiesis) from the embryo to the aged organism. Our lab aims at understanding the amazing functional potential of hematopoietic stem cells in steady-state and under inflammatory conditions using self-generated state-of-the-art model organisms. We focus on hematopoiesis in mice and humans.

We are always looking for motivated lab members - if you are interested please send us an email or pass by.

Collaborative Networks

  • XpandHSC, is a consortium funded by the Leibniz Collaborative Excellence program. It is coordinated by the Waskow lab and we join forces with the Ori lab, the Heidel lab, the Höfer lab and the Werner lab.
  • DFG Collaborative Research Center (CRC) / Transregio 127, Biology of xenogenic cell and organ transplantation - from bench to bedside
  • Identification and Manipulation of the physiological and psychological clocks of lifespan, IMPULS
  • Center for Age Research Jena/Zentrum für Alternsforschung Jena (ZAJ)

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