OUR TEAM

Andrea NeudoltPhD Student

Andrea carried out her studies in Molecular Biology at the University of Vienna. She is intrigued by the promising developments in targeting mutant KRAS in cancer and wants to obtain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise from KRAS inhibition within the tumor microenvironment. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys learning new languages and exploring Vienna off the beaten track.

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Shona CroninPhD Student

Shona began her studies in University College Cork, Ireland before joining the Obenauf lab. Her PhD focuses on the underlying mechanisms of immune evasion in response to immunotherapy. She also really enjoys cooking for friends and introducing them to the “Baby Guinness”. 

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Anaïs ElewautPhD Student

Anaïs studied Biotechnology in the University of Ghent, Belgium. She wants to better understand the mechanisms of cross-resistance to targeted and immunotherapies. Anaïs’ favourite place is Africa, and during her retirement she plans on learning how to fly.

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Pauline Sophie JungPhD Student

Pauline was trained in Biomedicine at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. In her PhD, she studies lineage-specific factors to unravel the molecular mechanisms underlying rare skin cancers. In her free time, Pauline enjoys baking, reading thrillers and visiting her friends around the globe.

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Felix HolsteinPhD Student

Felix was trained in Biomedicine at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna and in Munich. In his PhD, he studies possibilities to circumvent cancer immune evasion. He also likes reading, photography, dogs and expanding his record collection.

Tobias Neumann
Tobias NeumannBioinformatician
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Lukas LeiendeckerPhD Student

Lukas was trained in Life Sciences at the intersection of biology and chemistry at the University of Konstanz, Germany. In his PhD, he uses wet lab techniques and bioinformatics to study the genetic and epigenetic aberrations driving rare skin cancers. In his spare time, he flies around the world and enjoys a good glass of gin and tonic.

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Christian UmkehrerPhD Student

Chris studied Biology with a focus in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Regensburg, Germany. In his PhD project he uses CaTCH to investigate the evolution of resistance to targeted therapies. In his spare time, he is an unemployed musician.

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Lisa HaasPhD Student

Lisa studied Molecular Biology at the University of Vienna, Austria.  After performing her master thesis at the MRC Cancer Unit in Cambridge, UK, she joined the Obenauf Lab to pursue her PhD focusing on the evolution of the tumor microenvironment in targeted therapy resistance. In her spare time, she likes reading, hiking and sports and enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Izabela Krecioch Research Assistant

Iza was trained in Cell Biology in Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. She specializes in all things microscopy and keeping the lab running smoothly. Iza thoroughly enjoys photography, hiking and beating her boyfriend at boardgames.

Anna Obenauf
Anna ObenaufGroup Leader
PhD 2010, Medical University of Graz, AT
Postdoctoral fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), USA
Group Leader at the IMP Vienna
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