Welcome to the
Bernardo Franklin Laboratory

Cellular Immunology & Infection Research Group

Principal Investigator

Bernardo S Franklin, PhD

Graduated in Biology, Bernardo Franklin has Master and Doctorate degrees in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the René Rachou Institute/Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Brazil, with part of the PhD spent at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, US. Bernardo is currently an Assistant Professor of Immunology and leads the AG Franklin lab at the Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn, Germany, and a Visiting Professor at the Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) at the Medical Faculty of Ribeirão Preto, at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Our Science

Laboratory focus

Our research group investigates the different cellular interactions that shape our innate responses against infection or causes it to overreact, resulting in autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases. We are particularly interested in the cross-talk between the coagulation and innate immune systems; the molecular mechanisms regulating the inflammasome activation in different cells, how they can be targeted therapeutically; and the role of platelets in innate immune responses and type I IFN signaling.