Brigitta Stockinger

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Gitta Stockinger
Born Brigitta Stockinger
Alma mater University of Mainz (PhD)
Notable awards

Brigitta Stockinger, FMedSci, FRS, is a molecular immunologist in the Francis Crick Institute London. Stockinger's research has contributed insights into the regulation and maintenance of peripheral T cell immune responses.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]


Stockinger was educated at the University of Mainz where she was awarded a PhD in Biology.


  • 1985–1991 - Basel Institute for Immunology (Member)
  • 1991-2015 - Division of Molecular Immunology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research (Head)
  • 2015–present- Principal Investigator in the Francis Crick Institute

Awards and honours[edit]

Stockinger was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2013, her nomination reads:

In 2008, she was elected a member of European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO).


  1. ^ Veldhoen, M.; Hirota, K.; Westendorf, A. M.; Buer, J.; Dumoutier, L.; Renauld, J. C.; Stockinger, B. (2008). "The aryl hydrocarbon receptor links TH17-cell-mediated autoimmunity to environmental toxins". Nature. 453 (7191): 106–109. PMID 18362914. doi:10.1038/nature06881. 
  2. ^ Veldhoen, M.; Uyttenhove, C.; Van Snick, J.; Helmby, H.; Westendorf, A.; Buer, J.; Martin, B.; Wilhelm, C.; Stockinger, B. (2008). "Transforming growth factor-β 'reprograms' the differentiation of T helper 2 cells and promotes an interleukin 9–producing subset". Nature Immunology. 9 (12): 1341–1346. doi:10.1038/ni.1659. 
  3. ^ Veldhoen, M; Hocking, R. J.; Atkins, C. J.; Locksley, R. M.; Stockinger, B (2006). "TGFbeta in the context of an inflammatory cytokine milieu supports de novo differentiation of IL-17-producing T cells". Immunity. 24 (2): 179–89. PMID 16473830. doi:10.1016/j.immuni.2006.01.001. 
  4. ^ Stockinger, B. (2013). "Open questions: A few that need answers in immunology". BMC Biology. 11: 115. doi:10.1186/1741-7007-11-115. 
  5. ^ List of publications from Microsoft Academic Search
  6. ^ Brigitta Stockinger's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  7. ^ Vieira, P. L.; Christensen, J. R.; Minaee, S; O'Neill, E. J.; Barrat, F. J.; Boonstra, A; Barthlott, T; Stockinger, B; Wraith, D. C.; O'Garra, A (2004). "IL-10-secreting regulatory T cells do not express Foxp3 but have comparable regulatory function to naturally occurring CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells". Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 172 (10): 5986–93. PMID 15128781. doi:10.4049/jimmunol.172.10.5986. 
  8. ^ Stockinger, B.; Veldhoen, M. (2007). "Differentiation and function of Th17 T cells". Current Opinion in Immunology. 19 (3): 281–6. PMID 17433650. doi:10.1016/j.coi.2007.04.005. 
  9. ^ Buckley, C. D.; Gilroy, D. W.; Serhan, C. N.; Stockinger, B.; Tak, P. P. (2012). "The resolution of inflammation". Nature Reviews Immunology. 13: 59–66. doi:10.1038/nri3362. 
  10. ^ Stockinger, B; Zal, T; Zal, A; Gray, D (1996). "B cells solicit their own help from T cells". The Journal of Experimental Medicine. 183 (3): 891–9. PMC 2192359Freely accessible. PMID 8642293. doi:10.1084/jem.183.3.891. 
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