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Arthur Liesz

PD Dr. Arthur Liesz

GSN associate faculty


Group leader


Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD)
Stroke-Immunology Group
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 17
D-81377 München

Phone: +49 (0)89 / 4400-46169
Fax: +49 (0)89 / 4400-46113


Further Information

Research focus: Immune mechanisms of endogenous neuroprotection, leukocyte-endothelial interaction in acute stroke, DAMPs in post-stroke systemic immunomodulation

Key words: Stroke, Neuroimmunology, Neural plasticity, Regeneration, Brain-immune interaction

GSN students

Selected publications:

Singh V, Roth S, …, Dichgans M, Liesz A, (2016) “Microbiota Dysbiosis Controls the Neuroinflammatory Response after Stroke“, The Journal of Neuroscience 13;36(28):7428-40

Llovera G, …, Liesz A, (2015) “Results of the First Preclinical Randomized Controlled (pRCT) Multicenter Trial: Anti-CD49d treatment for acute brain ischemia“, Science Translational Medicine 5;7(299)

Liesz A, …, Tracey KJ, Veltkamp R, (2015) “DAMP Signaling is a Key Pathway Inducing Immune Modulation after Brain Injury“, The Journal of Neuroscience 35(2):583-98

Liesz A, …, Veltkamp R, (2013) “Boosting Regulatory T cells limits neuroinflammation in brain ischemia”, The Journal of Neuroscience 30;33(44):17350-62

Liesz A, …, Veltkamp R, (2011) “Inhibition of lymphocyte trafficking shields the brain against deleterious neuroinflammation after stroke”, Brain 134,704-720

Liesz A, …, Veltkamp R, (2009) ”Regulatory T cells are key cerebroprotective immunomodulators in acute experimental stroke”, Nature Medicine 15,192-199