Florian Krammer Starts Professorship of Infection Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna

In The NewsMarch 22, 2024
Florian Krammer, Ph.D.

Florian Krammer, Ph.D., an internationally renowned expert in influenza immunity and vaccine development, has taken up a professorship of Infection Medicine at the University of Vienna on March 1, 2024. At the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, he serves as an investigator in the CEIRR Center for Research on Influenza Pathogenesis and Transmission (CRIPT) and as Principal Investigator of the Sinai-Emory Multi-Institutional Collaborative Influenza Vaccine Innovation Center (SEM CIVIC). Dr. Krammer will alternate his work between the two institutions. 

Dr. Krammer’s laboratory investigates broadly protective immune responses to RNA viruses, with a focus on influenza. By understanding the mechanisms behind immunity, his group works toward developing therapeutics and vaccines against viruses. In Vienna, he will leverage this knowledge to extend his research program in characterizing viral pathogens and developing vaccines against them. His Vienna group’s focus will emphasize viruses with pandemic potential and will include human influenza and SARS-CoV-2.  

Rector Markus Müller, President of the Medical University (MedUni) of Vienna, stated that he is “delighted to welcome Florian Krammer to MedUni Vienna” and continued to explain that Dr. Krammer “will make a significant contribution to research in this important area.” 

Congratulations, Dr. Krammer! 

You can learn more about Dr. Florian Krammer’s work in this video where he introduces himself to the Medical University of Vienna.