Hubbell Lab

Marcin Kwissa

  • PhD, Senior Scientist
    Junior Fellow

  • Contact: mkwissa@uchicago.edu
    773.834.2165
  • Office Location:
    Eckhardt Research Center
    Room 375
    5640 South Ellis Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60637

Marcin Kwissa earned his MSc in biotechnology at the University of Life Sciences & Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań, Poland and PhD in immunology at the University of Ulm, Germany. He conducted his postdoctoral research at Emory University’s Vaccine Center and Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is now a senior scientist in the Hubbell Laboratory. 

His research focuses on understanding how the innate immune system regulates adaptive response to infection or vaccination. Specifically, he is interested in elucidating the mechanisms of pathogen-mediated activation of antigen presenting cells (APC) and their role in stimulating B cell response. His ultimate goal is to learn from host response to pathogens, or to established vaccines, and use this fundamental knowledge for developing better treatment strategies.