Pia Wittmann

completed her studies in Biomedicine at the University of Würzburg in 2021. During her Bachelor thesis in a collaboration project between the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research (ISC) in Würzburg and the Institute of Immunology she investigated the impact of C16-Ceramide containing liposomes on the cell culture of murine splenocytes. In 2022 Pia joined the Beilhack Lab for her master thesis. Here she was focusing on the impact of cytokines on the function of alveolar macrophages in the contest of infections with Aspergillus fumigatus, Candida albicans and Staphylococcus aureus.

Since May 2024, she has been expanding her knowledge and skills in cancer immunology by investigating a novel class of biologics targeting receptors in the tumor necrosis factor superfamily within the cancer context. She employs a range of in vitro and in vivo tumor models, including preclinical mouse models and non-invasive imaging techniques. Additionally, she utilizes various methods, such as flow cytometry, different microscopy techniques, and molecular biology approaches like single-cell RNA sequencing.


Pia Wittmann

Tel: +49 931 201 44041




Eder, S., Hollmann, C., Mandasari, P., Wittmann, P., Schumacher, F., Kleuser, B., Fink, J., Seibel, J., Schneider-Schaulies, J., Stigloher, C., Beyersdorf, N., & Dembski, S. (2022). Synthesis and Characterization of Ceramide-Containing Liposomes as Membrane Models for Different T Cell Subpopulations. Journal of functional biomaterials, 13(3), 111. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb13030111