Duc Dung Le, PhD

Duc Dung Le, Postdoctoral Fellow Beilhack Lab, GvHD Research, Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantationjoined as a postdoctoral fellow the Beilhack Lab September 2016. He completed his PhD thesis in immunology at the Saarland University Medical Center in the Department of Experimental Pneumology and Allergology. There he investigated the neuro-immune interactions in allergic airway diseases in mouse models and humans. In 2010 he graduated from his biology studies at the Unversity of Hannover, Germany. During his diploma thesis in the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology of Department for Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology at Hannover Medical School he investigated the molecular characterization of Gαi2 specificity for the migration of macrophages. 


Dr. Duc Dung Le

Tel.: +49 931 201 44073



Basic Science Award 2021 of the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) 


Shaikh H, Gamboa Vargas J, Mokhtari Z, Jarick KL, Ulbrich M, Peña Mosca J, Le DD, Heinze KG, Büttner-Herold M, Rosenwald A, Pezoldt J, Huehn J, Beilhack A. (2021). Mesenteric lymph node transplantation in mice to study immune responses of the gastrointestinal tract. Front Immunol 12:689896.

Abdulnasser Harfoush S, Hannig M, Le DD, Heck S, Leitner M, Omlor AJ, Tavernaro I, Kraegeloh A, Kautenburger R, Kickelbick G, Beilhack A, Bischoff M, Nguyen J, Sester M, Bals R, Dinh QT. (2020). High-dose Intranasal Application of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles Induces the Systemic Uptakes and Allergic Airway Inflammation in Asthmatic Mice. Respir Res. 21(1):168.

Jarick KJ, Mokhtari Z, Scheller L, Hartweg J, Thusek S, Le DD, Ranecky M, Shaikh H, Qureischi M, Heinze KG, Beilhack A. (2018). Photoconversion of Alloreactive T Cells in Murine Peyer’s Patches During Acute Graft-Versus-Host Disease: Tracking the Homing Route of Highly Proliferative Cells In Vivo. Front Immunol 9:1468.

Schmit D*, Le DD*, Heck H, Bischoff M, Tschernig T, Herr C, Beisswenger C, Kobelt P, Lepper MP, Chung KF, Bals R and Dinh QT. (2017). Allergic airway inflammation induces migration of mast cell populations into the mouse airway. Cell Tissue Res [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s00441-017-2597-9.

Heck S, Al-Shobash S, Rapp D, Le DD, Omlor A, Bekhit A, Flaig M, Al-Kadah B, Herian W, Bals R, Wagenpfeil S and Dinh QT. (2017). High probability of co-morbidities in bronchial asthma in Germany. NPJ Prim Care Respir Med 27(1):28.

Omlor AJ, Le DD, Schlicker J, Hannig M, Ewen R, Heck S, Herr C, Kraegeloh A, Hein C, Kautenburger R, Kickelbick G, Bals R, Nguyen J, Dinh QT. (2017). Local Effects on Airway Inflammation and Systemic Uptake of 5 nm PEGylated and Citrated Gold Nanoparticles in Asthmatic Mice. Small  13(10) Epub (doi: 10.1002/smll.201603070)

Le DD, Schmit D, Heck S, Omlor AJ, Sester M, Herr C, Schick B, Daubeuf F, Fähndrich S, Bals R, Frossard N, Al Kadah B*, Dinh QT*. (2016). Increase of Mast Cell-Nerve Association and Neuropeptide Receptor Expression on Mast Cells in Perennial Allergic Rhinitis. Neuroimmunomodulation 23(5-6):261-270.

Le DD*, Funck U*, Wronski S, Heck S, Tschernig T, Bischoff M, Sester M, Herr C, Bals R, Welte T, Braun A, Dinh QT. (2016). Steroid Treatment Reduces Allergic Airway Inflammation and Does Not Alter the Increased Numbers of Dendritic Cells and Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide-Expressing Neurons in Airway Sensory Ganglia. Neuroimmunomodulation 23(1):18-26

Heck S, Nguyen J, Le DD, Bals R, Dinh QT. (2015). Pharmacological Therapy of Bronchial Asthma: The Role of Biologicals. Int Arch Allergy Immunol 168(4):241-52.

Le DD, Rochlitzer S, Fischer A, Heck S, Tschernig T, Sester M, Bals R, Welte T, Braun A, Dinh QT. (2014). Allergic airway inflammation induces the migration of dendritic cells into airway sensory ganglia. Respir Res. 15:73.

Dinh QT, Heck S, Le DD, Bals R, Welte T. (2013) Pathophysiology, diagnostics and therapy of chronic cough: neuronal reflexes and antitussiva. Pneumologie 67:327-334.

Wiege K, Le DD, Syed SN, Ali SR, Novakovic A, Beer-Hammer S, Piekorz RP, Schmidt RE, Nürnberg B, Gessner JE. (2012). Defective macrophage migration in Galphai2- but not Galphai3-deficient mice. J Immunol. 189(2):980-987.

*Equally contributing authors