Animal models; Dermatitis, Atopic; Flow Cytometry; Inflammation; Microscopy, Confocal
- Tissue Homeostasis Group
Head: Karin Pfisterer
My main research focus is to understand immediate and delayed immune responses upon hapten sensitization of mouse skin as a model for allergen entry. We will use an atopic dermatitis (AD) mouse model to mimic allergen entry and monitor immune cell infiltration and migration in the skin in real-time. Further, we would like to specifically investigate the contribution of T cells and their subsets in AD using imaging techniques such as confocal microscopy, intravital multiphoton microscopy (MP-IVM), and flow cytometry.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
- Mouse model
- Intravital multiphoton microscopy
- Confocal microscopy
- Flow cytometry
- Cell culture
- Wielscher, M. et al. (2022) ‘The Phageome in Normal and Inflamed Human Skin’, SSRN Electronic Journal [Preprint]. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4294793.
- Koleini, F., Balsini, P. and Parastar, H. (2020) ‘Evaluation of partial least-squares regression with multivariate analytical figures of merit for determination of 10 pesticides in milk’, International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry, 102(8), pp. 1900–1910. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03067319.2020.1745198.
- Balsini, P. and Parastar, H. (2019) ‘Development of multi‐response optimization and quadratic calibration curve for determination of ten pesticides in complex sample matrices using QuEChERS dispersive liquid–liquid microextraction followed by gas chromatography’, Journal of Separation Science, 42(23), pp. 3553–3562. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jssc.201900823.