Nancy Speck

Consolidated Researcher Details:

Institute:
Department of Dermatology, University of Kiel
Research Area:
Proteases
Dr. rer. nat.
Nancy Speck
nspeck [at] dermatology.uni-kiel.de

Why this profession?

While studying Cell Biology at the University of Osnabrück, I gained insight into several fields of Life Sciences. I wrote my Bachelor's thesis on the identification and expression analysis of a Rhesus-like ammonia transporter of the tobacco hornworm Manduca sexta. My Master's thesis dealt with the cloning and characterization of lentiviral vectors for the analysis of the morphology of neurons. Since these research projects had a strong focus on basic molecular biology, I wanted to enter a more protein-biochemical and disease related field of research for the next step in my academic education. In my PhD thesis, I can now combine the research experiences I have already acquired in the past with new insights into the regulation of proteases and the functional consequences in the context of inflammatory diseases.

Graduation: 2015

Why RTG Genes, Environment and Inflammation?

My PhD thesis is closely related to the core research ideas of the RTG and two of my subprojects are actually in cooperation with members of the group. So being an associated researcher allows me to work in a collaborative interdisciplinary network and obtain new impulses regarding my research.

More Information

I am working in collaboration with Prof. Jan Rupp's group and Prof. Gerald Rimbach's group.