Prof. Kemper obtained her PhD from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Medicine, University of Hamburg, Germany in 1998. After her postdoctoral fellowship in the laboratory of John Atkinson at Washington University in Saint Louis, she became a faculty member of Washington University as Research Assistant Professor in 2004/2006. In 2008, Dr. Kemper joined the MRC Centre for Transplantation at King’s College London as a Senior Lecturer, was promoted to full Professor in 2015 and became a Wellcome Trust Investigator in 2014. She recently moved her laboratory to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, USA as a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Complement and Inflammation Research Section. Her research programme focuses on the role of innate signals, specifically those mediated by non-canonical complement activities, in the regulation of basic metabolic pathways that drive human Th1 cell responses in normal immune homeostasis and in disease states such autoimmunity and chronic infection.
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