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Dr. Günter Bernhardt


Institute of Immunology




Ig-like cell surface receptors, NK cells, T cells and NKT cells, adaptive immune response


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We discovered that CD155 plays a non-redundant role in modulating gut humoral immune response in mice. Since then, it was shown that the CD155/ligand-system is involved in many immunologically relevant processes such as cytotoxic T cell mediated killing of target cells, CD4 T cell activation, or manipulation of NK cell activity. In our group, we currently investigate how CD155 and its ligand impact on development and function of follicular helper T and NKT cells.