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Dr. Monika Fijak


Institut für Anatomie und Zellbiologie
Aulweg 123
35385 Giessen

Raum 308

Tel.: 0641 99 47032
Fax: 0641 99 47049
Sekretariat: 0641 99 47164

E-mail: Monika Fijak


Arbeitsgruppe: Reproduktionsbiologie

  • Project Leader at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology


My research focuses on immunopathology of testicular inflammation and possible therapeutic interventions in a model of experimental autoimmune orchitis (EAO) in mice and rats. EAO is a rodent model of, which reproduces immunopathological changes found also in human testicular biopsies of non-infectious origin.


Major research interests:

  • Reproductive immunology
  • Testicular inflammation
  • Testosterone as immunosuppressive factor in testicular inflammation
  • Role of immunological factors (cytokines, immune cells, auto-antibodies) and hormones in the development and pathogenesis of experimental autoimmune orchitis (EAO) in rodents
  • Relevance of galectins in testicular inflammation
  • Diagnostic biomarkers of testicular inflammatory processes
  • Gender-specific influence of testosterone on Foxp3 transcription factor regulation in regulatory T cells