Personal Statement

Kathrin Michelsen, PhD, is an assistant professor of medicine and research scientist II in the F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute in the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine. She earned a master's degree in biopharmacology and toxicology from the University of Greifswald, Germany. Michelsen holds a doctorate in molecular biology from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. After she earned her PhD, Michelsen engaged in postdoctoral training in immunology at Cedars-Sinai. She became a faculty member of the Department of Medicine in 2006.

Michelsen is a member of several professional organizations including the American Association of Immunologists, International Endotoxin and Innate Immunity Society and Society for Mucosal Immunology. She has authored or co-authored more than 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. She has received financial support for her research from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and the National Institutes of Health.