Carina Miggitsch


I studied molecular cell and developmental biology at the Leopold-Franzens-University in Innsbruck. As part of the graduate program I got the opportunity to carry out a lab rotation at the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research, where I assisted the Lepperdinger Group, which had a research focus on stem cell biology in the context of aging.  Furthermore, I started working on my master thesis entitled ‘Stress granule formation – a molecular mechanism of osteogenic differentiation’, which was a follow up based on the data obtained during lab rotation.

Currently I am doing my PhD at the Institute for Biomedical Aging Research in the research group of Beatrix Grubeck-Loebenstein, working on age-related changes of the adaptive immune system. Whereas my project is focusing on the characteristics of human bone marrow vs subcutaneous adipocytes and their interactions with T cells.