Christian Münz has been trained in immunology at the German Cancer Research Institute, the University of Tübingen, Germany, and the Rockefeller University in New York, USA. He became Assistant Professor and Head of Laboratory at the Rockefeller University in 2003. In 2008 he was recruited as Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Institute of Experimental Immunology to the University of Zürich, Switzerland, and became Full Professor in 2015. Since 2010 he is also Visiting Professor at the Imperial College in London, UK.
In 2006 he received the Burroughs Welcome Fund Investigators in Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease Award for his studies on antigen processing via macroautophagy, and in 2012 the Sobek Award for his studies on the association of Epstein Barr virus (EBV) infection with multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an expert in EBV specific immune control and autophagy, and has published more than 175 peer reviewed papers and review articles on these topics.
His recent work expands to non-canonical functions of autophagy proteins in endo- and exocytosis, particularly in the context of viral infections, including influenza virus and EBV.
Christian Munz personal webpage