PortfolioLeticia Quintanilla de Fend

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Academic title:
Prof. Dr. apl.
Leticia Quintanilla de Fend
Organizational units:
Faculty of Medicine
University of Tübingen
Cluster of Excellence: Image-Guided and Functionally Instructed Tumor Therapies (iFIT)
Centers or interfaculty scientific institutions

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Curriculum vitae

Academic Qualifications

Medical Doctor, University of Mexico 1984
Residency in Internal Medicine, University of Mexico (1985-1987)
Residency in Pathology, University of Mexico (1987-1990)
Mexican Board Certification in Pathology 1990
Austrian Board Certification in Pathology 2003
German Board Certification in Pathology 2008
Habilitation University of Innsbruck, Austria 2000
Professor in Pathology, University of Tübingen 2013


Scientific career

1990 Special fellow in hematopathology 
  University Hospital, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Jan - April 1991 Fellowship in Hematopathology and Surgical Pathology
  Southwestern Medical school, University of Texas, Dallas Texas, USA
1991-1992 Research Fellow in Hematopathology
  Massachussets General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston USA
1993-1995 Associate Professor
  University of Mexico
1996-1997 Research visiting Fellow
  Institute of Pathology, University of Innsbruck, Austria
1997-2000 Research Fellow
  National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Pathology, Hematopathology Section, Bethesda, MD, USA
2000- 2008 Senior Scientist
  Institute of Pathology, Helmholtz Center Munich, Germany
  - Head of histopathology of the Institute of Pathology
  - Director of the Pathology phenotyping of the German Mouse Clinic
  - Leader of the WP Cancer phenotyping of mouse models in two European Union funded projects (Eumorphia and Eumodic)
2008- current Senior Staff and Investigator in hematopathology
  Institute of Pathology, University Hospital and Comprehensive Cancer Center, Tübingen University, Tübingen, Germany
  - Head of Hematopathology and Immunohistochemical laboratory


Awards and Honours

Researcher of the Mexican National Research System – 1993

Carl von Rokitansky Prize from the Austrian Society of Pathology - 1997

Charlotte Bühler Habilitation Stipendium - 1997 Austrian Science fund (FWF)

Fogarty award (1997-1999) National Institutes of Health, USA

Appointment as Associate Professor for hematopathology, Kiel University (2009, declined)

Appointment as Professor in Pathology, Tübingen University (2013)


Scientific and Academic activities

1. Secretary of the European Association of Hematopathology (EAHP)
2. Representative of the EAHP in the American Society of Hematopathology
3. Leader of the working group Hematopathology for the European Society of Pathology
4. Associate Editor of Virchows Archive
5. Reviewer of several Journals of Pathology and Haematology.
6. Member of the advisory group for the WHO classification of Lymphomas
7. Member of the International Lymphoma Study Group (ILSG)
8. EXCO member of the Mantle cell lymphoma Consortium of the Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF), New York USA



16/03/2012 (PCT Registration)
Florian Lang, Leticia Quintanilla de Fend, Cai Tang, Jakob Georg Jonathan Völkl


2019 - 2025
Lars Zender, Bernd Pichler, Hans-Georg Rammensee
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft e.V. (DFG)



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