Prof. Kathy McCoy, Assistant Professor

Name Prof. Kathy McCoy, Assistant Professor
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Titel Prof. Dr. phil., Principal Investigator
BHH MEM C817
Adresse Murtenstrasse 35
PLZ Ort CH-3010 Bern
E-Mail mccoy@dkf.unibe.ch
Telefon +41 31 632 09 31
Fax +41 31 632 32 97
Research Interests Research Interests
-Hygiene-mediate Immune dysregulation
-Regulation of natural ige
-Impact of gut microbiota on autoimmune diseases
About Me 2010 – presentAssistant Professor, Department of Clinical Research, University of Bern/Inselspital, Switzerland.2006 – 2010Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada.2008 – 2010Director Axenic/Gnotobiotic Facility, Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada.2002 – 2006Lecturer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Switzerland.2000 – 2006Senior Research Scientist/Group Leader, Institute for Experimental Immunology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland.1998 – 2000Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Experimental Immunology, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland.1994 – 1997PhD- Immunology, Otago University & Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, Wellington, NZ.1993BSc(Honours) First Class - Immunology, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.1991 – 1992Bachelor of Science- Physiology & Biochemistry, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand.
Project Immune-mediated disorders such as allergy and autoimmunity are major public health problems. In the past 40 years the incidence of these diseases has risen dramatically in developed countries. Epidemiological studies have revealed a clear correlation between disease susceptibility and improvements in hygiene. For example, children with older siblings show a reduced prevalence of asthma, multiple sclerosis (MS), and Type 1 diabetes (T1D), and infants (
Current research grants 2011-2016
European Research Council-ERC Starting Grant 2011

Mechanisms of hygiene-mediated immune dysregulation and impact on the susceptibility to allergic and autoimmune diseases.

2011-2013
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)

Investigation into the impact of environmental microbes on regulation of IgE and allergic disease.

2008-2011
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRFI)

Type 1 diabetes protection through commensal intestinal bacterial exposure.

Co-applicant with Andrew Macpherson
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