Nicole Tischler, PhD

BIOGRAPHY

Nicole Tischler received her degree as an Engineer in Biotechnology in 1999 at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany. During her undergraduate thesis she developed a functional diagnostic method for heparin induced thrombocytopenia which she performed at the company Immuno-Biological-Laboratories in Hamburg, Germany.

Next, Dr. Tischler continued her scientific endeavors at the Fundación Ciencia & Vida in Santiago, Chile working on genomic studies of Andes hantavirus and the development and characterization of monoclonal antibodies against this virus. In 2002 she joined the Ph.D. program in Biotechnology at the Universidad Andrés Bello to perform her doctoral thesis under the direction of Dr. Pablo Valenzuela. Her studies focused on the immune responses of patients infected with Andes virus as well as the identification of its fusion active protein.

She continued in April 2006 with a post-doctoral fellowship at the Fundación Ciencia & Vida and the Milenio Institute for Fundamental and Applied Biology. In 2007, Dr. Tischler received her first Fondecyt grant to study the cell fusion mechanism of hantaviruses and began work as the principal investigator of the Molecular Viroglogy laboratory at the Fundación Ciencia y Vida.