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Research Team

Quintessence

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Postdoc. Fellow

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Tzu-Hsuan Chang, Ph.D.

Hometown: Taiwan

Research interest:

Cytokine and innate immune cells guided T cell exhaustion

Research interest: Immunometabolic regulations in dendritic cells and memory T cells

Hometown: Denmark

Research interest: Lymph node-instructed anti-tumor immunity

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Hilma van der Horst, PhD

Hometown: Netherland

Research interest: Drug resistance in leukaemia

Hometown: China

Research interest:

CAR T cell immunotherapy and T cell exhaustion

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Pei-Chun Hseuh, Ph.D.

Hometown: Taiwan

Research interest:

T cell metabolism and meta-epigenetics

Hometown: Korea

Research interest:

Hepatocellular carcinoma and myeloid cell biology

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Mei-Chun Lin, MD/Ph.D.

Hometown: Taiwan

Research interest:

Cancer metabolism and metastasis

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Janusz von Renesse, MD/Ph.D.

Hometown: Germany

Research interest:

NASH and tissue-resident macrophages

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Ana Belen Plata,
Ph.D.

Hometown: Spain

Research interest:

Lipid signaling and diet-instructed T cell differentiation

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Jaeoh Park, Ph.D.

Yingxi Xu, Ph.D.

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Sofie Hedlund Moller, Ph.D.

Limei Wang, Ph.D.

Hometown: China

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Ph.D. Student

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Sofiene Dhiab, MS

Hometown: Tunisia

Research interest: 

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Karina Hajdu, MS

Hometown: Brazil

Research interest: Mitochondrial dynamics in T cell exhaustion

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Lorene Rousseau, MD

Hometown: France

Research interest: Epigenetic reprogramming in cell therapy

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Yi-Hao Wang, MS

Hometown: Taiwan

Research interest: Metabolic signals in dendritic cells

Hometown: Switzerland

Research interest: Dendritic cell dysfunction and DC-guided microenvironmental features

Stefania Vibois, MS

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Hometown: Taiwan

Research interest: Metabolic adaptation and targeting in regulatory T cells

Hometown: Taiwan

Research interest: Metabolic regulation in metastasis and T cell exhaustion

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Stanislav Dergun, MS

Hometown: Ukraine

Research interest: Metabolic adaptation in regulatory T cells in autoimmune

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Jie Ting Low, MS

Hometown: Malaysia

Research interest: 

Tumor metastasis and Neutrophils

Kung-Chi Kao, MS

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Yu-Ming Chuang, MS

Lab Manager and Research Assistant

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Yao-Chen Tsui, MS

Hometown: Taiwan

Lab Manager/Mouse colony

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Mai Matsushita, PhD

Hometown: Japan

Lab Manager/Project coordination

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Sybil Bron

Hometown: Switzerland

Research Assistant

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Teresa Crispim

Hometown: Portugal

Secretary

Incoming members

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Mina Tsakovska, MS

Hometown: Bulgaria

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Youngjun Kim, PhD

Hometown: Korea

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Alumni

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Pu-Ste Liu, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2015-2017 (Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

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Wan-Chen Cheng, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2015-2018 (Ph.D.)

Current Position: Senior Medical Science Liaison (Daiichi Sankyo)

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Chun-Pu Lin, MS

Training Period: 2016-2017 (Intern)

Current Position:

Postdoc. researcher, Sanguine, Netherland

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Haiping Wang, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2016-2020 (Ph.D.)

Current Position:

Postdoc., University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Chin-Hsien Tsai, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2018-2020 (Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, NDU, Taiwan

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Sheue-Fen Tzeng, Ph.D.

Period: 2018-2020 

(Postdoc.)

Current Position: Investigator,

NDU, Taiwan

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Period: 2019-2020 

(Master Student)

Current Position: PhD student, BioNTech, Germany

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Period: 2020-2021 

(Research assistant)

Current Position: PhD student, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Lia Dahl, MS

Amrita Manchala, MS

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Giusy Di Conza, Ph.D.

Zhiyu Li, MD​

Pia Neubert

Francesca Alfei, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2016-2021 (Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Head of Research (iOnctura)

Training Period: 2021 

(Visting PhD student)

Current Position: Surgeon, China

Period: 2020-2021 

(Intern & Master Student)

Current Position: PhD student (University of Basel)

Training Period: 2019-2021 (Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Senior Scientist (Amal Therapeutics)

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Fabien Franco, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2016-2023 

(Master and PhD)

Current Position:

Postdoc., University of Calgary, Canada 

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Xiaoyun Li, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2016-2023 

(Intern and PhD)

Current Position:

Postdoc., University of Basel, Switzerland

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Johannes Schwenck, MD

Training Period: 2021-2023 

(Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Physician Scientist, University of Tuebingen, Germany

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Jhan-Jie Peng, MS

Training Period: 2021-2023 

(Visting PhD)

Current Position:

PhD, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

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Alison Jaccard, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2019-2023 

(PhD)

Current Position:

Postdoc., University of Pennsylvania, USA 

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Alessio Bevilacqua, PhD

Training Period:

2018 (Master Intern)

2019-2024 (PhD)

Current Position:

Scientist (iOnctura)

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Yi-Ru Yu, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2019-2023 (Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Senior Scientist

(Pilatus Biosciences)

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