A new Lichtenberg Professorship dedicated to intestinal tract immunity
Prof. Dr. Dr. Ahmed Nabil Hegazy has taken up his new role as Lichtenberg Professor in Translational Gastroenterology at Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. During the initial five-year funding period, Prof. Hegazy will be studying gut microbiota and their impact on the immune system. Funded and awarded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Lichtenberg Professorships are aimed at outstanding researchers wishing to embark on independent research in innovative areas. [ ]
The integration of Prof. Hegazy’s research group with the German Rheumatism Research Center Berlin will support the translation of basic research findings into clinical studies. [ ]
Ahmed Nabil Hegazy studied medicine at Cairo University and Hanover Medical School. He has been licensed to practice medicine since 2007. While completing his PhD, he spent time at the German Rheumatism Research Center (DRFZ) Berlin and at University Hospital Zurich. In 2010, he took up a position at Charité’s Medical Department, Division of Gastroenterology, Infectiology and Rheumatology. From here, he moved to the University of Oxford, where he spent four years as a postdoc in Translational Gastroenterology, returning to Charité in 2017. A professor at 40, Ahmed Nabil Hegazy initially obtained his medical doctorate from Hanover Medical School and his PhD in Immunology from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.