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Kirsten Fischer Lindahl

Kirsten Fischer Lindahl, Danish, American biologist, educator. Achievements include discovery and molecular definition of maternally transmitted antigen of mice, antigen presentation function of non-classical major histocompatibility antigens, recombinational hotspots in mice. European Molecular Biological Organization fellow, 1976-1978.

Background

  • Lindahl, Kirsten Fischer was born on August 11, 1948 in Rønne, Denmark. Daughter of Poul and Bodil (Jørgensen) F.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, University Copenhagen, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1975.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Institute Genetics University Cologne, Federal Republic Germany, 1976-1978. Member staff Basel (Switzerland) Institute for Immunology, 1978-1985. Associate professor microbiology and biochemistry University Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, 1985-1992, professor microbiology and biochemistry, since 1992.

      Investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Chevy Chase, Maryland, since 1985. Reviewer immunobiology study section, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 1989-1994. Reviewer eukaryotic genetics panel National Science Foundation, Washington, 1986-1989.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery and molecular definition of maternally transmitted antigen of mice, antigen presentation function of non-classical major histocompatibility antigens, recombinational hotspots in mice.

    Works

    • Member editorial board Trends in Genetics, Tissue Antigens, International Immunology, Mammalian Genome, Immunogenetics, since 1983. Contributor over 100 articles to professional publications.

    Membership

    Member American Association Immunologists, American Society Cell Biology, Genetics Society of America, British Society Immunology.

    Connections

    • Married Johann Deisenhofer, June 19, 1989.
    • father: Poul F.
    • mother: Bodil (Jørgensen) F.
    • spouse: Johann Deisenhofer
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    Born August 11, 1948
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University Copenhagen
    • 1975
      University Wisconsin
    • 1976 - 1978
      Postdoctoral fellow, Institute Genetics University Cologne
    • 1978 - 1985
      member, staff Basel (Switzerland) Institute for Immunology
    • 1985 - 1992
      associate, professor microbiology and biochemistry University Texas Southwestern Medical Center
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1985
      investigator Howard Hughes Medical Institute
      Chevy Chase, Maryland, United States

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