Felix Dach

Felix Dach began as a medical student in 2013 at the University of Münster, Germany. In 2016, during medical school, he joined the working group of Dr. Barbara C. Kahl at the Institute of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital Münster, for his MD thesis. His research included the adaptation of Staphylococcus aureus during the long term persistence of S. aureus in the airways of CF patients, particularly changes regarding S. aureus nuclease activity and the interaction of S. aureus with neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). In 2018, Felix moved as an exchange research scholar to New York City, USA. In the working group of Dr. Alice Prince, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Columbia University New York, he continued his work on S. aureus adaptation mechanisms, focusing on the interaction of non-adapted and CF-adapted S. aureus isolates with signaling metabolites (e.g. itaconate). Felix is going to finish medical school in Germany in 2020, after one year of clinical rotations. He is focusing his interest in children and children´s diseases in research and clinical rotations. Therefore, he is eager to specialize in pediatric medicine in the near future.