Roxane Tussiwand graduated in 2002 with a degree in biology from the University of Milan, where she worked on the prenatal origin of childhood leukemia. In 2006 she obtained an international PhD in molecular medicine sponsored by the Italian government at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine in Bellinzona, Switzerland, working on dendritic cell development. From 2006 to 2010 she worked on early hematopoietic development as postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of A. Rolink at the University of Basel. In 2010 she joined the group of Ken Murphy, Washington University in St. Louis, USA, working on the transcriptional regulation of dendritic cell development. In October 2014 she was appointed as Swiss National Science Foundation Professor at the University of Basel. In February 2019 she was recruited at the NIDCR/NIH through the Stadtman Tenure-Track Investigator program. In 2016 she received the G.Thorbecke Award from the Society for leukocyte biology. Her research focuses on the transcriptional regulation of hematopoietic cells commitment and on dendritic cell biology.
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