Department of Biomedicine
Christian Kanstrup Holm received his PhD in December 2009 from Faculty of Health Sciences at Aarhus University. Christian completed his postdoc work in the laboratory of professor Søren R. Paludan, also at Aarhus University. This work was focused on new DNA independent mechanism for the activation of the adaptor protein STING by infection with enveloped viruses. Christian started his own research group in December 2014 and is currently focusing on regulatory mechanisms of cellular innate immune responses to infection. His work is based on in vivo models for viral and bacterial infection supported by cellular in vitro work.
The perspective of Christians focus is to exploit built-in regulatory mechanisms of the immune system to dampen immunopathology in infectious as well as in chronic inflammatory diseases.