Dirk Homann

Trained as a physician in Germany, France and the United States, Dr. Homann received his postdoctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute in California; subsequently joined the faculty of the Barbara Davis Center at the University of Colorado, and since 2014 works at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York where he is a Professor of Medicine at the Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute as well as Precision Immunology Institute. His research interests are focused on the regulation of specific T cell immunity in the context of autoimmunity (type 1 diabetes) and infectious disease (acute and chronic viral infections). Over the past few years, he has also expanded his research program to encompass a broader context of islet cell biology and histopathology in human type 1 diabetes, and has launched multiple collaborative efforts to better leverage complementary expert knowledge, unique technology access and more effective overall implementation of research strategies.