Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Advanced Research Fellow



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Susanne Sattler obtained her PhD in 2009 from the University of Vienna, Austria. Her PhD project on immunological properties of endothelial cells sparked her interest in the mutual cross talk between the immune and the cardiovascular system.

Susanne Sattler joined Imperial College London in 2009 as a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre of Complement and Inflammation Research (CCIR). There she developed a keen interest in the regulatory control of immune responses as well as autoimmunity as an inevitable consequence of lacking or aberrant regulatory processes. In 2012, Susanne joined the National Heart and Lung Institute (NHLI) as a member of the Cardiac Regeneration group led by Prof. Nadia Rosenthal.

Susanne was promoted to independent Research Fellow in 2017 and now leads the NHLI cardio-immunology team investigating the crosstalk between the adaptive immune system and the heart.




Sattler S, 2021, Single-cell immunology in cardiovascular medicine: do we know yet what we do not know?, Circulation, Vol:144, ISSN:0009-7322, Pages:843-844

Forte E, Sattler S, 2021, Response by Forte and Sattler to Letter Regarding Article, "Cross-Priming Dendritic Cells Exacerbate Immunopathology After Ischemic Tissue Damage in the Heart", Circulation, Vol:144, ISSN:0009-7322, Pages:E94-E95

Forte E, Panahi M, Baxan N, et al., 2021, Type 2 MI induced by a single high dose of isoproterenol in C57BL/6J mice triggers a persistent adaptive immune response against the heart, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Vol:25, ISSN:1582-1838, Pages:229-243

Forte E, Perkins B, Sintou A, et al., 2020, Cross-priming dendritic cells exacerbate immunopathology after ischemic tissue damage in the heart, Circulation, Vol:143, ISSN:0009-7322, Pages:821-836

J C, Najer A, Blakney A, et al., 2020, Neutrophils enable local and non-invasive liposome delivery to inflamed skeletal muscle and ischemic heart, Advanced Materials, Vol:32, ISSN:0935-9648, Pages:1-10

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