We are proud to welcome our new members. Read on to learn about their research expertise, their motivations and what they love about Zurich.
Name and Surname: Marina Herwerth
Position: SNSF Ambizione Group Leader
Institute: Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UZH and Neurology Department, University Hospital Zurich
Research focus: My research delves into understanding the mechanisms and dynamics underlying the formation and recovery of autoimmune neuroinflammatory lesions, utilizing various imaging techniques. Through this exploration, I aim to gain deeper insights and pave the way for the development of neuroprotective strategies in neuroinflammation.
Last professional stations: I used to work as an attending physician in the Neurology Department at the University Hospital Zurich – where I am still in charge as senior physician today – and as a postdoc at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, UZH.
My motivation to do my research: What I like most about science is the challenge to exceed the limits of our way of thinking in an interdisciplinary and undogmatic endeavor.
My insider tip for Zurich: I suggest watching the sunset from Zurichberg.