We are a big and international group, combining many different backgrounds into productive research.

The Moriggl Lab in 2021

Group Leaders

Prof. Dr. Richard Moriggl

Principal Investigator

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Heidi Neubauer, PhD

Group Leader

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Current Members

Myint Myat Khine Aung, MSc

PhD-Student

I studied Immunology at the University of Glasgow, and worked on therapeutic targeting of the BCL-2 apoptotic pathway in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia for my masters project in Paul O’ Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre (Glasgow). For my PhD, I am excited to be investigating disease mechanisms of the STAT5B oncogenic mutation in γδ T cell lymphoma. I enjoy playing sports, in particular Ultimate Frisbee and Touch Rugby, during my free time.

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Gabriela Feurstein, MSc

PhD-Student

After finishing my master’s degree in Comparative Biomedicine at the Vetmed in Vienna, I have made the decision to continue with my PhD studies. Originally I am from Vorarlberg where skiing and hiking are my favorite activities in my free time. I am really happy to be part of the Moriggl lab and excited about all the new things I am able to experience.

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Nikoleta Kavaja, BSc

Master Student

I finished my bachelor’s studies in microbiology and genetics at the University of Vienna and continued with master’s studies in molecular biology at the same university. I am very happy and excited to join the Neubauer group in the Moriggl lab for my master’s thesis project. In my free time, I enjoy painting or going swimming.

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Sophie Kraupp, MSc

Lab Manager

I joined the Moriggl lab in 2021 as a lab manager after studying molecular biology at the University of Vienna. I like to eat homemade pasta, traveling (in non-pandemic times) and being creative.

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Carmen Kreindl, BSc

Master Student

After finishing my bachelor’s degree Molecular Biosciences in Salzburg, I moved to Vienna for my master in Molecular Biology. I am really happy to be part of the Moriggl group for my master thesis and super excited to learn something new about transmissible cancer in the Tasmanian devil. In my free time i really enjoy playing the clarinet, going to concerts and bouldering.

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Marie Ploderer, MSc

PhD-Student

I completed my bachelor’s studies in food- and biotechnologies at the University of Life Sciences in Vienna before switching to molecular biology for my master’s studies at the University of Vienna. For my PhD studies I am focusing on the JAK-STAT pathway in myeloproliferative neoplasms and  am particularly interested in its role in thrombosis in these diseases. To give my brain a break from all the hard work it’s doing in the lab I like to go bouldering, to bake or to participate in boogie woogie dancing competitions.

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Daniel Pölöske, Mag.pharm.

PhD-Student

My name is Daniel Pölöske and I joined the group in November 2019. I studied Pharmacy at the University of Vienna and did my diploma thesis on novel interaction partners of the transcription factor and master regulator of oxidative stress, Nrf2. In my PhD studies I’m investigating and targeting oncogenic STAT activity on the chromatin landscape.

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Anna Schönbichler, MSc

PhD-Student

After studying medical biotechnology in both Austria and Sweden, I was a part of the spin off company “Riana” and learned a lot about drug development. Now, in the course of my PhD studies, I am investigating transmissible cancer in the Tasmanian devil. I enjoy running, watching movies and being creative in my free time.

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Tobias Suske, MSc

PhD-Student

I studied Biotechnology at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna and finished my master thesis in the Lab of Lukas Kenner and Olaf Merkel at the Department of Pathology of the Meduni Vienna. There, I was introduced to T-cell lymphoma, particularly working on the Janus kinase TYK2 and its role in anaplastic large cell lymphoma. I joined Richard’s lab in 2017 where my research focuses on STAT5 as an oncogene in mature γδ and immature T-cell neoplasia as well as its function in physiological T-cell development. When I’m not in the lab, you will most likely find me on my mountain bike or behind my drum kit.

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Ing. Safia Zahma

Histology Technician

I have worked with Richard Moriggl as a histology technician since August 2012 and I am solely responsible for all histology activities. I learn something new everyday; technical and not technical. I love to work with everyone in our team.

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Past Members

  • Javier Bregante Boix (Internship Student)
  • Mohamed Elabd (MSc Student)
  • Patricia Freund (Technician)
  • Elizabeth Heyes (MSc Student)
  • Stephanie Höbart (Lab Manager)
  • Emina Hubanić (MSc Student)
  • Doris Kaltenecker (PhD Student)
  • Michael Machtinger (Technician)
  • Barbara Maurer (PhD Student)
  • Garazi Monzo Contreras (Technician)
  • Kristina Müller (PhD Student, PostDoc)
  • Emi Miyakoda (Internship Student)
  • Harini Nivarthi (PhD Student)
  • Rahil Noorizadeh (MSc Student)
  • Anna Orlova (Postdoc and Group Leader)
  • Ha Thi Thanh Pham (PhD Student)
  • Manuel Rauth (MSc Student)
  • Susann Schönefeldt (PhD Student)
  • Lena Schreiberhuber (MSc Student)
  • Katrin Sommer (MSc Student)
  • Helena Sorger (PhD Student)
  • Katrin Spirk (PhD Student)
  • Marta Surbek (Internship Student)
  • Alexander Swoboda (PostDoc)
  • Frank Ruge (MSc Student)
  • Madeleine Themanns (PhD Student)
  • Christina Maria Wagner (PhD Student)
  • Tamara Wais (MSc Student)
  • Bettina Wingelhofer (PhD Student)
  • Sabrina Wohlhaupter (MSc Student)
  • Kerstin Zimmel (Bachelor Student)
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