The major emphasis of the research in the group of Annette Oxenius is the analysis of cellular immunity in persistent viral infections. A first area of research focuses on the characterization of cellular immunity in HIV infected patients. A second area of research aims at the identification of cellular mechanisms involved in the control of persistent viral infections in experimental animal models.
Since April 1, 2007 Annette Oxenius is Associate Professor (Assistant Professor since April 2002) in Immunology at ETH Zurich.
She was born on November 10th 1968 and went to school in Zürich. From 1988-1993 she studied biochemistry, molecular biology and immunology at the University of Zürich. Thereafter she performed her dissertation at the Institute for Experimental Immunology in the laboratory of Hans Hengartner and Rolf Zinkernagel. In 1997 she obtained her Ph.D. at the ETH Zurich. After a short postdoctoral period at the same institute, she moved to Oxford, UK, where she was a postdoc in the lab of Rodney Phillips from 1999-2002.