Anne Hahn, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Postdoctoral Associate | Yale School of Public Health | Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases
Laboratory of Epidemiology of Public Health (LEPH) | 60 College St. | New Haven, CT 06510
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BS in Biology – JMU University of Würzburg, Germany
PhD in Molecular Immunology – FAU University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
MS in Control of Infectious Diseases – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
During my undergraduate studies in biology, I first focused on environmental conservation
and ecology, including a field trip to Costa Rica. Later, I got intrigued by our fascinating immune system and joined a graduate program in molecular immunology working on anti-viral responses of unconventional T cells. During my PhD, I became interested in laboratory research contributing to infectious disease control and thus diverted my training towards public health-oriented implementation research. I was granted a fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to pursue a master’s degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to obtain an integrated understanding of infectious diseases including epidemiological, political, and social aspects. Before joining Yale, I worked as junior expert at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control to support the molecular surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 variants.
My research in the Grubaugh lab will focus on the interface of immunity and viral evolution on the molecular and population level. I`m particularly interested in the interactions of the immune system with ever-changing infectious agents and how this can lead to novel point-of-care diagnostic and surveillance tools.
Beyond the lab bench, I enjoy being involved in outreach work and science communication as well as promoting networking and exchange among early career researchers. While not working on science, I have a passion for exploring foreign languages, cultures, and cuisines – preferably while traveling.