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Victoria Stary Victoria Stary

Department of General Surgery (Division of Visceral Surgery)
Position: Doctor-in-training

ORCID: 0000-0002-3854-9934

Further Information


Colorectal Neoplasms; Innate Immunity; Liver; Macrophages; Receptors, Natural Killer Cell

Research group(s)

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • Immunohistology, including immunofluorescence microscopy and Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
  • FACS (including intracellular cytokine staining)
  • Cell isolation from various organs by flow cytometry (up to single-cell sorting) or microbeads
  • Cell culture and functional assays with low input cell numbers (including cytokine stimulation, proliferation assays, migration assays, cytotoxicity assays)
  • Quantitative RT-PCR
  • Single cell sequencing in cooperation with CeMM

Selected publications

  1. Stary, V. et al., 2020. A discrete subset of epigenetically primed human NK cells mediates antigen-specific immune responses. Science Immunology, 5(52), p.eaba6232. Available at:
  2. Stary, V. et al., 2020. Short-course radiotherapy promotes pro-inflammatory macrophages via extracellular vesicles in human rectal cancer. Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer, 8(2), p.e000667. Available at:
  3. Stary, V. & Stary, G., 2020. NK Cell-Mediated Recall Responses: Memory-Like, Adaptive, or Antigen-Specific? Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, 10. Available at:
  4. Stary, V. et al., 2016. SERCA2a upregulation ameliorates cellular alternans induced by metabolic inhibition. Journal of Applied Physiology, 120(8), pp.865–875. Available at:
  5. Malinowski, M. et al., 2015. Factors influencing hypertrophy of the left lateral liver lobe after portal vein embolization. Langenbeck’s Archives of Surgery, 400(2), pp.237–246. Available at: