Claudia Han, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Claudia Han


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Microbiology, Immunology & Cancer Biology, 2016

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Biological Sciences, 2006


  • Neuroimmunology, with focus on myeloid lineage
  • Neurodegenerative diseases


    1st Prize, Cancer and Immunology, Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition (2016)

    University of Virginia MII Merit Award

    NIH Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (2006-2008)

    Cornell University Presidential Research Scholar (2002-2006)


    Han CZ, Juncadella IJ, Kinchen JM, Buckley MW, Klibanov AL, Dryden K, Onengut-Gumuscu S, Erdbrügger U, Turner SD, Shim YM, Tung KS, Ravichandran KS. Macrophages redirect phagocytosis by non-professional phagocytes and influence inflammation. Nature. 2016 Nov 7;539(7630):570-574. doi: 10.1038/nature20141.

    Sokolowski JD, Chabanon-Hicks CH, Han CZ, Hefron DS, and Mandell JW. Fractalkine is a “find-me”signal released by neurons undergoing ethanol-induced apoptosis. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience. 2014 Nov 7;8:360.

    Han CZ and Ravichandran K.S. (2011). Metabolic connections during apoptotic cell engulfment. Cell. 2011 Dec 23;147(7):1442-5.

    Park D, Han CZ, Elliott MR, Kinchen JM, Trampont PC, Das S, Collins S, Lysiak JJ, Hoehn KL, and Ravichandran KS. Continued clearance of apoptotic cells critically depends on the phagocyte Ucp2protein. Nature. 2011 Aug 21;477(7363):220-4.


    HAN, CZ

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