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Kristin Michel

Division of Cell & Molecular Biology
South Kensington Campus, SAF
London, SW72AZ


I was a research associate in the Kafatos/Christophides Lab from 2002 to 2007 at EMBL, Heidelberg and Imperial College, London.
I am now assistant professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University. KSU

Research Interests

My research interests are directed primarily toward the role of the innate immune system in the insect vector during host-parasite interactions in a variety of interrelated areas:
  • Regulation of humoral innate immune responses in the insect vector by serine protease inhibitors
  • The role of immune responsive organs, especially the insect blood cells (hemocytes), in the recognition, modulation and initiation of effector systems
  • The interplay of immune responsive organs (midgut, fat body, and hemocytes) and the potential role of cytokines in this interplay

Other areas of interest include:
  • Hematopoiesis in insects
  • Evolution of immunity genes


2002 PhD in Entomology, University of California Riverside, CA, USA
1995 MSc in Biology, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, Germany


  1. Cohuet A, Osta MA, Morlais I, Awono-Ambene PH, Michel K, Simard F, Christophides GK, Fontenille D, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:17099691. PubMed HubMed [Cohuet2006]
  2. Michel K, Suwanchaichinda C, Morlais I, Lambrechts L, Cohuet A, Awono-Ambene PH, Simard F, Fontenille D, Kanost MR, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:17065316. PubMed HubMed [Michel2006]
  3. Abraham EG, Pinto SB, Ghosh A, Vanlandingham DL, Budd A, Higgs S, Kafatos FC, Jacobs-Lorena M, and Michel K. . pmid:16260729. PubMed HubMed [Abraham2005]
  4. Michel K, Budd A, Pinto S, Gibson TJ, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:16113656. PubMed HubMed [Michel2005]
  5. Moita LF, Wang-Sattler R, Michel K, Zimmermann T, Blandin S, Levashina EA, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:16039580. PubMed HubMed [Moita2005]
  6. Michel K and Kafatos FC. . pmid:15894185. PubMed HubMed [Michel2005a]
  7. Michel K, O'Brochta DA, and Atkinson PW. . pmid:14505689. PubMed HubMed [Michel2003]
  8. Michel K and Atkinson PW. . pmid:12858343. PubMed HubMed [Michel2003a]
  9. Christophides GK, Zdobnov E, Barillas-Mury C, Birney E, Blandin S, Blass C, Brey PT, Collins FH, Danielli A, Dimopoulos G, Hetru C, Hoa NT, Hoffmann JA, Kanzok SM, Letunic I, Levashina EA, Loukeris TG, Lycett G, Meister S, Michel K, Moita LF, Müller HM, Osta MA, Paskewitz SM, Reichhart JM, Rzhetsky A, Troxler L, Vernick KD, Vlachou D, Volz J, von Mering C, Xu J, Zheng L, Bork P, and Kafatos FC. . pmid:12364793. PubMed HubMed [Christophides2002]
  10. Michel K, O'Brochta DA, and Atkinson PW. . pmid:12426102. PubMed HubMed [Michel2002]
  11. Atkinson PW and Michel K. . pmid:11835673. PubMed HubMed [Atkinson2002]
  12. Michel K, Stamenova A, Pinkerton AC, Franz G, Robinson AS, Gariou-Papalexiou A, Zacharopoulou A, O'Brochta DA, and Atkinson PW. . pmid:11422511. PubMed HubMed [Michel2001]
  13. Pinkerton AC, Michel K, O'Brochta DA, and Atkinson PW. . pmid:10672065. PubMed HubMed [Pinkerton2000]
  14. Michel K, Roth S, Trautwein C, Gong W, Flemming P, and Gressner AM. . pmid:9620332. PubMed HubMed [Michel1998]
  15. Roth S, Michel K, and Gressner AM. . pmid:9537440. PubMed HubMed [Roth1998]
  16. Gong W, Roth S, Michel K, and Gressner AM. . pmid:9453497. PubMed HubMed [Gong1998]
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