Research Team

La Cime

Postdoc. Fellow

Francesca Alfei, Ph.D.

Research interest: T cell exhaustion and the tumor microenvironment

Giusy Di Conza, Ph.D.

Research interest: macrophage and tumor immunology

Limei Wang, Ph.D.

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

Sofie Hedlund Moller, Ph.D.

Research interest: Microbiota-mediated metabolic regulation in myeloid cells

Yi-Ru Yu, Ph.D.

Research interest: T cell exhaustion and mitochondrial biology in T cells

Pei-Chun Hseuh, Ph.D.

Research interest:

T cell metabolism in ageing

Ph.D. Student

Alessio Bevilacqua, MS

Research interest: Metabolic reprogramming in memory and exhausted T cells

Fabien Franco, MS

Research interest: Mitochondrial dynamics in T cell differentiation

Alison Jaccard, MS

Research interest: Metabolic intervention for T cell-based immunotherapy

Xiaoyun Li, MS

Research interest: Macrophages and cancer-associated fibroblast

Anna Kohl, MS

Research interest: Mitochondrial guidance in T cell exhaustion

Research interest: Metabolic adaptation and targeting in regulatory T cells

Research interest: Metabolic checkpoint in dendritic cell behaviour

Kung-Chi Kao, MS

Yu-Ming Chuang, MS

Research interest: Metabolic regulation in metastasis and T cell exhaustion

Zhiyu Li, MD​

Lab Manager and Research Assistant

Yao-Chen Tsui, MS

Lab Manager

Amrita Manchala, MS

Research Assistant

Stefania Vilbois, MS

Research Assistant

Master Student and Intern

Lorene Rousseau

MD/Master student

Research interest: To be determined

Pia Neubert

Master student

Research interest: Metabolic crosstalk between tumor and tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes


Pu-Ste Liu, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2015-2017 (Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Principal Investigator, NHRI, Taiwan

Wan-Chen Cheng, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2015-2018 (Ph.D.)

Current Position: pending

Chun-Pu Lin, MS

Training Period: 2016-2017 (Intern)

Current Position:

Ph.D. student, NKI, Netherland

Haiping Wang, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2016-2020 (Ph.D.)

Current Position:

Postdoc., University of Geneva, Switzerland

Chin-Hsien Tsai, Ph.D.

Training Period: 2018-2020 (Postdoc.)

Current Position:

Assistant Professor, NDU, Taiwan

Sheue-Fen Tzeng, Ph.D.

Period: 2018-2020 

(Research technician)

Current Position: Staff scientist, NDU, Taiwan

Period: 2019-2020 

(Master Student)

Current Position: PhD student, University of Bern, Switzerland

Lia Dahl, MS