Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Immunology and Inflammation

Lecturer in Immunology and Inflammation



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Young Investigator at Imperial College London, Bennett Fellow of Bloodwise

Dr Niklas Feldhahn received his PhD in 2006 at the University of Düsseldorf in Germany under the supervision of Professor Markus Müschen. His research during his PhD focused on oncogenic signaling in B-lymphoid leukaemia. After his PhD, Dr Feldhahn joined the laboratory of Professor Nora Heisterkamp at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles, to study mechanisms of drug-resistance to small-molecule inhibitors. In 2008, he joined the laboratory of Professor Michel Nussenzweig at the Rockefeller University New York as a senior postdoctoral research fellow. At the Rockefeller University, he generated in vivo models for DNA damage response genes to study their function, and analyzed DNA damage and genomic instability in normal and malignant B-cells using next-generation sequencing-based methods. 

Niklas Feldhahn is currently an Early Career Research fellow of the Department of Medicine at Imperial College London and a Bennett Fellow of Bloodwise. His main research interests are the analysis of DNA damage events involved in the induction and progresssion of leukemia, and mechanisms that protect genome integrity in general. His research is supported by Bloodwise, Leuka, the european commission (EC) and Action against cancer (AAC).



Pfeifer M, Brem R, Lippert T, et al., 2019, SSB1/SSB2 proteins safeguard B-cell development by protecting the genomes of B-cell precursors, Journal of Immunology, Vol:202, ISSN:1550-6606, Pages:3423-3433

Parzych K, Saavedra Garcia P, Valbuena G, et al., 2019, The coordinated action of VCP/p97 and GCN2 regulates cancer cell metabolism and proteostasis during nutrient limitation, Oncogene, Vol:38, ISSN:0950-9232, Pages:3216-3231

Macdougall CE, Wood EG, Loschko J, et al., 2018, Visceral adipose tissue immune homeostasis Is regulated by the crosstalk between adipocytes and dendritic cell subsets, Cell Metabolism, Vol:27, ISSN:1550-4131, Pages:588-+

Boulianne B, Feldhahn N, 2017, Transcribing malignancy: transcription-associated genomic instability in cancer., Oncogene, ISSN:0950-9232

Boulianne B, Robinson ME, May PC, et al., 2017, Lineage-specific genes are prominent DNA damage hotspots during leukemic transformation of B-cell precursors, Cell Reports, Vol:18, ISSN:2211-1247, Pages:1687-1698

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