Haroon Shaikh

Haroon Shaikh

graduated in biotechnology from University of Karachi, Pakistan with distinction. After successfully completing his MSc, he worked as a researcher at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. During his time at Aga Khan University, he was involved in a project on the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) replicon system and in a project investigating the role of androgen receptor in expanding the pool of cancer stem cells (CSC) of breast cancer.

From March 2015 until March 2016 he was a researcher at the Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg, where he investigated the role of Activated protein C (APC) on T-cell signaling and T-cell migration in a mouse contact dermatitis model utilizing intravital two-photon laser scanning microscopy.

Haroon joined the Beilhack in July 2016 as a doctoral student. During his PhD qualification phase he has been selected for a scholarship of the DFG graduate training program 3D Infect. He investigates antigen recognition of alloreactive T cells in GvHD target tissues.


Haroon Shaikh, PhD student

Tel: +49-931-201 27638



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.

Ranjan, S, Goihl A, Kohli S, Gadi I, Pierau M, Shahzad K, Gupta D, Bock F, Wang H, Shaikh H, Kähne T, Reinhold D, Niemz J, Schnöder T, Brunner-Weinzierl M, Fischer T, Kalinski T, Schraven B, Luft T, Huehn J, Naumann M, Heidel F, Isermann B (2017). Activated protein C protects from GvHD via PAR2/PAR3 signalling in regulatory T-cells. Nature Communications 8(1): 311.