Jan Lünemann

Jan Lünemann, Prof. Dr.


Phone: +41 44 635 37 10


Curriculum Vitae

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zürich

Office Address:
Department of Neuroinflammation
Institue of Experimental Immunology
University of Zurich
Y44-90 (Office), Y44-88 (Lab)
Winterthurer Strasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Phone: +41-44-635-3710
Fax: +41-44-635-6883
Email: jan.luenemann@uzh.ch

Professional Appointments

  • 2010 – date Assistant Professor and Head of Laboratory, Department of Neuroinflammation, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2016 – date Consultant, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2013 – 2015 Consultant, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2005 – 2009 Research Associate, Rockefeller University, Laboratory of Viral Immunobiology, New York, NY, USA
  • 2004 – 2005 Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institutes of Health, Neuroimmunology Branch, Cellular Immunology Section, Bethesda, MD, USA
  • 2002 – 2004 Clinical research training at the Institute of Neuroimmunology, Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

Clinical Training

  • 2012 Board Certification, Neurology
  • 2010 – 2011 Residency, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2000 – 2004 Residency, Department of Neurology, Charité, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


  • 1996 – 1999 Medical Studies at the Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
  • 1994 – 1996 Medical Studies at the Free University Berlin, Germany
  • 1992 – 1994 Medical and Philosophical Studies at the Goethe University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2012 Walter und Gertrud Siegenthaler Scientific Award for Young Investigators (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • 2008 Junior Faculty Travel Award, American Association of Immunologists
  • 2006 – 2008 Human Immunology Award, Dana Foundation and Irvington Institute for Immunological Research (New York, NY)
  • 2004 – 2005 Postdoctoral Fellowship, German Research Foundation/DFG (Bonn, Germany)
  • 1998 – 1999 Scholarship of the German Rheumatism Research Center (Berlin, Germany)
  • 1996 – 1999 Scholar of the Heinrich Böll Foundation (Berlin, Germany)

Referee Tasks
Journal of Clinical Investigation; Journal of Experimental Medicine; Science Translational Medicine; Lancet Neurology; Annals of Neurology; Brain; Molecular Psychiatry; Neurology; EMBO Journal, etc; Faculty of 1000; Reviewer for Research Grants of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the French Research Foundation (ANR), Research Council of Norway (RCN), the Wellcome Trust, the Danish Medical Research Council, and International Multiple Sclerosis Societies; Editorial Board: Frontiers in Immunology (since March 2011)

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