Roman Fischer, PhD, is an independent group leader at the University of Stuttgart. Dr. Fischer’s research focuses on the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) system and its role in the development of neurodegenerative diseases. (TNF is a protein involved in inflammation.) His research also includes developing novel protein drugs that hold promise in treating neurodegenerative diseases.
Prior to his current position, he worked as an assistant research professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia. He contributed to several patent applications and has authored more than 20 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. Dr. Fischer earned his master's degree in biology from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and his doctorate in cell biology from University of Stuttgart. He led the research group in regenerative therapy at the University of Stuttgart.