Georg Stary is a fully trained dermatovenereologist with direct contact to patients and ample experience in research in organ-specific immunological processes. After a four-year fellowship in the von Andrian Laboratory at Harvard Medical School, he became senior physician and principal investigator to the Department of Dermatology of the Medical University of Vienna in 2014. He was appointed assistant professor in 2015 and associate professor in 2016. Since November 2018, he has been an adjunct principal investigator at LBI-RUD and CeMM and has since been named co-director of LBI-RUD. His research projects focus on different aspects of host-pathogen interactions and the contribution of tissue-resident leukocytes to physiological and pathological immune responses. His research projects are in the areas of biology, immune cell longevity, and turnover and function of tissue-resident leukocytes in peripheral tissue. The skin often serves as model tissue, as it is accessible for translational experimental setups. He is a member of the Immuno-Board for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases organized by LBI-RUD and CeRUD, a board member of the Society of Dermatological Research for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (ADF), a board member of the Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venerology (ÖGDV), chair of the Austrian Society of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Dermatological Microbiology (ÖGSTD), treasurer of the Austrian Society for Allergy and Immunology (ÖGAI), and member of various other national and international societies. In 2022, Georg Stary was awarded the Ferdinand von Hebra Prize by the ÖGDV. He received the prize for his comprehensive research on the role of immune cells in host-pathogen interactions in physiological and pathological conditions of the skin and mucous membranes that has led to significant progress in the field of dermatological research.
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